Maybe  It’s Time

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.

 

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.

6 thoughts on “Maybe  It’s Time”

  1. Your mother was a very wise woman! Learning to be still and talk, meditate, prayer, or simply just cry is a good way to deal with all sorts of things that are bothering us. I know I have to have “lots of talks with myself and God.”

    1. Michelle–my mom was wise as was her mother! I am blessed to come from a long line of wise women! I miss them so. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. I hope you will visit again and again! xo

  2. Such wise words Laura! I often take time by myself and with the Lord to work through things! Thanks for the reminder to take the time I need to “have a little talk with myself”. 🙂 Stopping by from the Make a Difference Monday linkup.

    1. Kendra– thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Taking that little bit of time to regroup, think and pray can head off a lot of anxiety, can’t it? I hope you will visit me again. God Bless you. xo

  3. This so spoke to me right now! Thank you so much for sharing this since I really needed to hear this. I have been going through a really hard patch and this is incredibly encouraging to remember to rest in my savior. I’m so thankful for Him and yet, it is way too easy to get caught up in all the drama that surrounds us in everyday life. Totally appreciate your mom’s wisdom 🙂
    -Sara, uncommongrace.net

    1. Thank you for your comment, S.L. I am sorry you are going through a hard time. I have found Him to be closer than ever as I also go through a difficult season. I have never trusted Him more. Our faith grows in the hard patches. I hope you will visit my blog often for encouragement and hope. xo

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