When I was a little girl, one of my favorite books was about a cat named Mog. I don’t remember the whole book now, but at one point Mog gets so discouraged by things that have happened that she “sits in the dark, thinking dark thoughts.”
I feel like in the last two days I have been just like Mog.
I was overwhelmed by circumstances. Things from the past that I had done came back to haunt. I had some of those intense moments of wondering if God would still be there to catch me. Wondering if the consequences of my actions would overwhelm me. Wondering if forgiveness was truly available. Knowing the answers in my head but struggling to let God convince my heart.
That was yesterday and part of today.
Then came a word in the dark: Grace. And on the heels of that: Mercy.
Little things took place that reminded me that I am never too far out of reach. I began to breathe a little deeper. Trust a little bit more. Remember that I have what I need, for now, and that is enough.
“This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says:
‘In repentance and rest is your salvation,
In quietness and trust is your strength…’
O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem,
you will weep no more.
How gracious he will be when you cry for help!
As soon as he hears, he will answer you.”