Today is Monday, April 3rd, 2006; Karen's Korner #771

Happy April; happy spring! May God richly bless you today!!
As you can probably tell, I enjoy the emails which I receive from email minister friend Jeff White (no, I don't know him; never met him; probably never will!). Some of them I hang on to and reread later. Today's I am share with you, I received a couple of days after Thanksgiving:

God, examine me and know my heart;
test me and know my nervous thoughts.

Psalm 139:23


     Nervous thoughts, what are those? 

     Is it like the verse in Mark 9:24, "Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief?"  We all have those moments of doubt.  We all wonder if God is still there, or even if he was.  At the very least we wonder how he, the creator of the world, can take time out to care about me. 

     Is it like the time my brother blurted something out and then said “Did I say that out loud”?  The thoughts we think are so buried that even God can’t see them.  The thoughts we don’t want to think and need to have purged from our hearts and minds.

     Is it just the whimper in the night, the fear coming to the surface when we feel alone, abandoned?  The times when we just need to be held by someone. 

 Whatever your nervous thoughts are, turn them over to God.  Ask him to examine you, test you and know you.  Pray to him, talk to him, and worship him.  Wherever you are, turn to him.  Jesus can turn a commute into a pilgrimage. You needn’t leave your office or kneel in your kitchen. Just pray where you are. Let the kitchen or the classroom become a chapel. Give God your whispering thoughts.