My 2-year-old woke me up around 5am this morning, an all-too-common-occurrence in our home. As we were watching "Monsters University" before the TODAY Show even came on the air, I was trying to remember what day it was. Honestly, things get busy so quickly, it was kind of nice to just sit and snuggle and not think at all. The sweet hugs from my girl and the silliness of Mike Wazowski were a pretty good combo as far as waking up goes. (I mean, if you have to be up at 5am, that's not a terrible way to spend it, I suppose!)
By 8am, I was low on coffee, energy, and inspiration. So, I cracked open my copy of Jesus Calling and read a few pages from this daily devotional that I love so much. Even though it is a day-by-day read, there are always plenty of days that slip through the cracks of life's craziness, so I like to flip around and find inspiration.
Here's something that resonated with me and I hope encourages you today:
From the book Jesus Calling, January 16:
Come to Me, and rest in My Loving Presence. You know that this day will bring difficulties, and you are trying to think your way through those trials. As you anticipate what is ahead of you, you forget that I am with you - now and always. Rehearsing your troubles results in experiencing them many times, whereas you are meant to go through them only when they actually occur. Do not multiply your suffering in this way! Instead, come to Me, and relax in My Peace. I will strengthen you and prepare you for this day, transforming your fear into confident trust.
Have a beautiful day, my friends!