Thunder has been growling at us all morning. His friends—Rain, Lightning, and Gray-Daylight—have been hanging about too.
Why does gloom travel in a pack?
I tried to keep their negativity from dampening my mood. Really, I did.
I made coffee. And yummy coffee, at that! Hazelnut cream. I take it 2/3 coffee, 1/3 one percent organic chocolate milk—and a sugar cube.
And then I sat still with Jesus for a bit. The story of God’s plan for man’s redemption continues to amaze me.
These put me in a good mental state. For a time.
But the Four have continued to infringe upon the day.
I have no windows in my basement office (although the all-glass French doors provide a mental substitute) . . . but I can hear Thunder’s snarl, even down here in the deep.
My mind fills in the blank for what I cannot see, namely Rain, Lightning, and Gray-Daylight. I know they are there.
And the knowing makes me blue.
What was it that the Lord said?
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. . . . Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” (John 14:1, 27)
So the issue is my heart, not the circumstances. (I’ve heard that one before, but it is easier to embrace when the Four are far away.) By choosing to believe in God, in all that Jesus is, I can “let” my heart be untroubled.
Gloom may be here today, but it will not prevail.
I will settle in with Jesus and wait. Maybe I’ll have more coffee—with two sugar cubes this time.