A nervous heart is a heart that needs to be loved, calmed and assured that it will.be.okay. That if it trusts in The Lord, it cannot be shaken, it cannot be moved.
“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.” Psalm 125:1
A heart that’s weighed with anxiety needs to know that the impossibles and the situations that are in the trenches are in the hands of God. It’s surrendered to the One who holds it all together, The One who knows how it’s going to end, if in fact it is surrendered. But not only does God know the end of the matter, the intermediate stages of the matter have His full attention. And it’s on the way to the end of the journey that you are being prepared for what your character couldn’t withstand had it not been for the journey. So, nervous heart, be still.
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.” Exodus 14:14
There is a maker who is familiar with your process. I’ve learned one resounding truth that’ll keep me to the end of days.
“All of life is the undoing of ourselves. All of life is a process.”-Steffany Gretzinger
I’d say it’s time I become excellent at process.
I learned an astounding lesson from Esther, that preparation is beautification.
“Before a young woman’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil and myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics.” Esther 2:12
Though the beauty treatments were focussed on the outer appearance, it enhanced their beauty. It was said that Esther was already beautiful (Esther 2:7), perhaps, she did not need 12 months of beautification, (though I doubt any woman would object to beauty treatments) but it was required to go to the next step; being presented to King Xerxes. The beautifying process was necessary.
Our process, whatever that may be, is meant to make us even more beautiful from the inside out. It is meant to prepare us for what’s ahead, to gracefully be able to walk into the next season, ready to bless anyone and any situation with the strength and beauty God graced us to gain because of the process.
So dear friends, Don’t give up. Embrace the Process. It’s meant to create a beauty in you that wouldn’t happen otherwise.
Anchored in Zion