Midnight Mom Devotional : December 2

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

Well, it is 11:55. The babies are asleep, and the day is over. I am finally “off-duty” for a minute.

All of the day’s “I’ll think about that laters” are bubbling to the surface of my mind like I just dropped Alka-Seltzer into a cup of sprite.

My mind gets ahead of my heart sometimes. It runs full force away from every truth that says, “Peace. We can handle together. Whatever could be wrong… Rest. I have them and I have you. Deep breath, please. I am still God.”

Sometimes we forget that God never put our “problems” on the back burner. Just because we were running and going all day and didn’t have time to worry… Doesn’t mean He wasn’t taking care of everything for us. He has been on the throne all day and we haven’t somehow directed Him to sit there because we need Him to take care of a few things for us now.

Can I get an amen?

He was still God when I was washing dishes and tying shoes and running errands and He was managing just fine before I finished my work for the day and gave Him my “list” of things I need Him to take care of for me. So, let’s leave our worries there with Him. Let’s not take them back and divide them so we each have an equal number of burdens to carry. Let’s just leave them with the only One who has been able to handle all of our concerns all day. Let’s just trust the Lord with it all.

So, to all of my late-night friends… no matter what you are doing… if you find yourself worried about things that will never happen, or have to happen, or might not ever happen… I pray that the peace of Almighty God would invade your heart. I pray that you would gladly place the cares of the day in the arms of the only One strong enough to carry them. I pray that you would find rest in knowing that God is on the throne and will still be there tomorrow when you wake-up. In Jesus’s name we pray together. Amen.

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