Saturday, January 19, 2008

Blogging the Anxiety Away - Turning Anxious Thoughts Into Prayer

I woke up at 4:30 AM. Turned and toss; tossed and turned in my bed. It's a weekend, it's Saturday morning, can't I sleep in? But I couldn't. Turned and tossed again.

I guess my turning and tossing woke my hubby up because just as I was getting up at 4:55, he reached out and wanted to snuggle. But I needed to pee. And so I got up, went to the bathroom, and peed. Then I went back to bed to snuggle, hoping I would dose off to sleep. Besides, I know hubby would want me to go back to he can snuggle himself back to sleep too.

Well... turned and tossed again. Turned and tossed. I couldn't find a position that would make me sleep. Finally, hubby said, "you can get up and blog". I think he's had enough of my tossing and turning.

And so here I am blogging a little. But I am going to log off in a few seconds. It's a very very busy weekend ahead of us. I can't even list here the activities we need to do because I feel this urge to log off and pray. I know I need to turn these anxious thoughts and feelings into prayer. Maybe after my prayer time I can blog more, but for now I have to go.

"Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything
by prayer and supplication,

with thanksgiving,
let your requests be made known to God;
And the peace of God which
surpasses all understanding

will guard your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus, our Lord."
- Philippians 4:6-7


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I encourage you to visit A Dusty Frame to encourage her today. She's a godly woman who's very faithful to her husband who is in jail right now. Go there and leave some encouraging words to her. I will submit this post in the carnival she's hosting called "Works Of God Weekend".

4 comments:

The Trier and Jen said...

praying you have a good and productive weekend
Jen

Katrina said...

The impulse to pray is always a good one; I think the Spirit moves us to reach out for God when we need Him most! I hope your very full weekend is also a very good one, and that you make up for lost sleep tonight!

A Dusty Frame said...

((Hugs)) thank you, Liza for your faithful participation. You are an encouragement to me:).

I had something like this last week too. The NEED to pray. Always a wonderful thing to go to the throne of God and pour out our hearts before Him.
Lizzie

Oh, The Joys said...

Wishing you good sleep...