I have the honor to be able to share a bit of my story as a guest writer over at the lewis note!
It goes something like this:
In my inbox, I have a folder labeled: *Waiting. Nestled under that is about ten other folders with different sub-titles and purposes. Some of these folders have become obsolete in their purpose and others have become a mainstay of constant use.
This system has given organization to the waiting; however, the organization has not resolved the waiting.
Similarly in the rest of my life, I shuffle things off to the side if they are not an immediate need. I have learned to compartmentalize and desensitize in the hustle and bustle of the busy present.
And this worked well for most of my life. This hastened ignorance of the need for attention to these places kept me afloat in the raging sea of anxiety and doubt and fear and depression crying out to God again and again for peace.
From where I sit now, I find that often times when I pray for peace what I want is relief; and these are not necessarily the same.
To continue reading, please visit Rachel’s blog at the lewis note: Guest Post: Good Grief