Psalm 116:7-8 – Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you. For you, Lord, rescued me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
O Lord God, how good you are! Yet, how frantic and frazzled I am. Too many days I run around like Chicken Little, acting as if the sky has been falling. Too many days I act as if my world is coming to an end. Too often I make mountains out of moll hills. Bring my heart, O God, back to its resting place. You have been good to me, more than I know. But I do know much of it. You have given your Son for me and even to me to rescue me from the one who holds the power of death, to dry my tears. You have poured out your Spirit on me and placed in him to keep my feet from stumbling and to strengthen my weary heart. You have given me family and friends to walk with me and to support me in my faith. I am not alone either in my life or in my faith. More than that. I know that in your hands, O God, are all things. The earth is yours, O Lord, the world and all who live in it. You founded it upon the seas. This is all yours. And I am too. Bring my heart back to its resting place that frantic and frenzied might be replaced with hopeful faith, that my “Chicken Little” heart might rest its weary head on your chest. My rest, O God, is in you. Amen.