A New Year
God answers prayers, he gives hope to those who need it and he refreshes the weary. I’m more convinced of this than ever before. This last month has been one of the best in my life. I came into the month feeling worried about different things, tired and just a bit like I was trudging through each day. But then a friend encouraged me to trust God with my worries. It was so simple, almost too simple of a thing. Haha, but I think God delights in the simple for long after we have moved on. So I sat down quietly in my room and begin to let worries kind of float off my chest up toward heaven and what I found was that as the worries left my heart became so light and happy. That as the room that had been filled by worry was opened, God rushed in. That made all the difference.
It reminds me of one of my favourite quotes by GK Chesterton.
“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”
― G.K. Chesterton,
I want to delight more in monotony. Find wonder in the wonderful ordinary all around me. Rest in the moment and speak to the ages. There is a certain confidence that creeps up when I begin to understand my own tinyness in the world. When I realize that the world won’t come crashing down if I follow my fancy and explore my curiosity. Haha, there is so much freedom in just realizing “He’s got the whole world in his hands”. We can take ourselves more lightly, for that is how Angels have learned to fly ;).