Clinching the Straight Line

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

~ Psalm 3:5-6

Awake at 4:00 am... tossing and turning... thinking of all to do... for weeks, how I've pressed and worked and juggled the thousand things... and You said, "Come away with me this morning." How tenderly You call to me Jesus, and yet still it took me an hour to manage to draw my busy mind into your Presence. I've been so busy... how can I so easily move on without finding this place with you every morning... forgive me.

Ink to paper, as I lay down the lines.. the busy lines that are surely catapulting my life into another level - into a direction and a destiny I can't even view yet.... this one thing I ask of You... please remain my One Thing... my constant friend, confidant, resting place, my stability, my straight line. Jesus, I know you love the designs, the busy patterns, the ponderings of my quick mind and the quiet slow spaces too... yet in the swirl of it all, I want to clinch until my knuckles are white to the very simplicity of loving you - the strong tower that You Are. 

Never let me forget to run to you, to simply talk to you, to bring every question, worry, thought, idea, and exciting new thing to You first... to You, my very Best Friend.

As I write my words to you, Your words in the prayer music meet me exactly in this place... and it is confirmed in my heart that you always make the path clear - You pull the threads of my heart. You lead me when I surrender. My forever friend, how I trust You. 

It feels like coming home. 


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