Because of the night

It was past bedtime.

At first I couldn’t understand why I was feeling anxious.

My mind seemed to be whirling while I tried to both head for bed and figure out what I needed to do before going.

Close the blinds.

Go to your room.

Put those books away.

Go to your room.

Grab that and make sure you ask…

Go to your room.

(Why didn’t I recognize the Lord’s wisdom?!)

By the time I was in my bathroom washing up I realized it.

I’m having an asthma attack.

I got my rescue inhaler and focused on breathing through the pain.

Nothing.

As I prepared to take it again, I texted my husband with my other hand.

Due to the virus, he’s been staying away from me and sleeping on the couch.

He came instantly.

My second dose hadn’t been successful.

Tears streamed down my face from the pain and I continued to work at calming my thoughts and focusing on breathing.

“Honey, take it again.”

This time it worked.

Praise God!

Because of my attack my husband decided it would be safer to stay with me all night.

I really appreciated it.

And due to the asthma attack and the steroids, I didn’t sleep well.

Today, I’m resting.

But I’m so thankful.

It’s all a picture of God’s truth.

Psalm 30:5 NKJV — For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.

No matter what trials, pain, or tragedy we walk through on this Earth, there is a blessed morning awaiting those who are called by His name.

Therefore, I can look to His Word and find peace.

Psalm 143:8 NKJV — Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.

Jesus has and will continue to guide each of my days when I surrender them to Him.

He is God and His Word continues to bring light, truth, and understanding.

2 Peter 1:19 NKJV — And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;

I praise God for the day my soul was surrendered before Him and I accepted His salvation.

I am so thankful for His continued honing of my life to His will.

Most of all, I look eagerly toward the morning, when I will find eternity in blessed worship of my Lord and Savior, Jesus.

Until then, I am living daily for Him, following His example of love, grace, and forgiveness.

In this there is peace.

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