My soul seems to have frayed edges today. I feel undone and unraveled. Misty eyed and tired. Too much of election drama that has left me disillusioned and almost unwilling to vote for either. Too much economic turmoil which leads to stirrings of fear and panic. Too many voices. Too many opinions. Too much confusion. Too many distractions.
My husband and I were talking about all of the world happenings earlier this morning on the phone. His soul is weary and tired from it all and he decided on a self-imposed media fast beginning now. I immediately chimed in that I would follow him in that decision. No more news shows or online news until the election night. I found encouragement here and here that others feel the same way as I do and are saying "enough!"
I need to take my time back into my own hands and enjoy the daily beauties of my life. The turmoil in the world has distracted me from really seeing all the daily blessings God is granting all around me...pumpkins and pretty leaves and giggly toddlers and health and friendships and good food. The election rumblings have distracted me from the sureness and sovereignty of God and His unchanging promises to me as His child. There is nothing to fear. Truly. And only good to gain from His hand. Even if it seems disguised at times.
So here is to living in the now and not in the what-if. Mindful of daily grace. Looking for beauty and His steady hand. Focusing on loving others and loving Him. Respecting all. Asking for wisdom. Giving Him glory in all things. It's the only way to live...especially in times like this.
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