Relax, everything's going to be all right; rest, everything's coming together; open your hearts, love is on the way!
After the trying couple of days I have had I have felt on the verge of boiling over into fury a number of times. Almost everything has been causing my blood to boil and once it has settled again I just feel drained. When trying to decide what to post about I looked at a couple of Bible verses but non of them seemed to fit my mood or feelings today. Then the book of Jude caught my eye, it is not a book I know well or have looked at very often. However I decided to look at what it had to say, and immediately God's message to me was clear. Relax, rest, its all going to be ok. There is no need to feel hassled, no need to be angry, everything will be all right.
Reading this verse I wish someone had pointed me in the direction of it a number of months ago. Because although I am sure that in the context it was written originally the love that is being referenced is Jesus in my life recently it could be taken more literally. My heart has been closed to love for some time, no matter what I try I just can not feel close to anyone, my family included. But maybe God has a double edged message for me right now. "Relax, everything's going to be all right; rest, everything's coming together" speaks to the fact that I have been feeling very stressed of late and I need to take a step back and just spend time focusing on releasing this tension. And then the end of the verse "open your hearts, love is on the way!" speaks to me to say that it has been long enough. I can not keep those close to me at arms length, I need to allow myself to love people again and use the support I can gain from that.
In other news, I will hopefully be posting the remaining sections of the Job series tomorrow. The reason for their delay has been due to time constraints caused by a hectic social and work schedule of late. However as I finally have some time off for myself this weekend I will hopefully get all I want done and still have time to relax. In addition to this I have almost finished the Old Testament of the Street Bible and will post the review of that soon also.
This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.