Sometimes, you just need to go and have a little talk with yourself.

When I was young and would get all worked up about something, my mom would say to me,“Laura Anne, you need to go and have a little talk with yourself.”  

This meant that I needed to go to a quiet place to talk to myself, talk to God and get it together.

Sometimes, she would gently say this to me after a late night chat while she sat on the edge of my bed.

Other times, usually in the kitchen, she would turn around, give me that ‘look’ and point her finger at me; then she would ‘strongly suggest’ that I go and have that little talk – and the sooner the better!

It never mattered whether the advice was given gently or if it was a command – following it was almost always the cure for whatever anxiety was getting the best of me.

I can remember flopping down on my bed, looking up at the ceiling, and after talking to myself and to Him, feeling utterly understood and completely known – even when I was sure no one on the face of the earth understood me at all.

It was such a relief.

How amazing it is that something so simple can stop the ruminating – delivering such calm and peace.

Those moments alone with Him in my pink bedroom are precious memories of my childhood – and the habit instilled in me so long ago by my mother still serves me well today.

Throughout the past few weeks, as I’ve been thrust into this whirlwind of grief, I have had to have more than a few little talks with myself.

I have thought.

I have prayed.

I have cried.

I have listened.

And I have felt utterly understood and completely known by my Savior.

Greeting the blue

Sweet friend, do you have struggles that are causing anxiety to get the best of you?

Are you desperate for peace?

Are you misunderstood?

Do you feel invisible?

Maybe it’s time…

To have  peace — the kind that passes all understanding.

To be understood — even if no one on the face of the earth understands you.

To be known — by the One who created you.

“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:1-5

Sometimes, you just need to go and have a little talk with yourself.

laura