Restless yet Restful
My mind wandered for a moment. I thought “The world is passing by and I need to hurry up!”
Let’s not talk about my age or my past thoughts of the wasted time in regret for not doing what I “should” have been doing all this time.
That kind of talk goes with my “old” mind! Thankfully, as my age progresses, my mind is renewing every day now!
But, for a moment, I had that thought.
I looked down at the Bible I had just opened and I saw:
“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope” Psalm 130
That gave the instant peace that snapped my mind back on my new brain track!
I proceeded a bit and the commentary sealed the deal on my feelings:
We must live so close to God that we become restless until God’s will is accomplished through us.
That, I believe, is a healthy restlessness. It inspires movement and action. However, the inner peace and soul rest comes from our grounding in Christ.
We can wait and be watchful while we are restless to do what He has planned! That crazy dichotomy is both calming and stirring all at once! And that’s what He gives us through the hidden ways of the Spirit!