Emotions can be a difficult mistress! For no apparent reason I woke up this morning with a heart that felt "ruffled." I couldn't really put my finger on the source and kept thinking, "if I can just figure it out, I can conquer it!" My first thought was to do something creative and "escape" to memories of our recent trip to Tahoe. I pulled out one of my photos and started fiddling with it.
I was happy with the results but was still not feeling settled. What was the cause of this nagging discontent, edging on sorrow?
And then it hit me. I was looking for "things" to fill my heart. I wanted blessings, ease of days, to be back in Tahoe. I wanted to be free from the responsibilites that are crowding the hours of my days.
I was confronted with the knowledge of the idols I harbor in my heart; foolishly thinking they are going to be the answer.
And then this thought hit me, even as I reflexively pursue idols Christ is loving me, drawing me in, securing my place and never, ever growing tired or discouraged with me. That is the thought that finally settled my heart and allowed me to say to those silly emotions, "be gone, you have no power over me today!"