Practicing “wonderstruck” can be easier said than done.
I wrote yesterday’s blog post on a walk home from work early one morning in September.
It is such a distinct memory. I was walking along the street, thinking and praying to myself, when the idea came.
I paused at the corner of 10th St. SE and Pennsylvania to jot down my notes.
The last thing I added was the line “Enjoy the wonder of your coming miracle.”
I smiled as I closed EverNote and continued my walk home.
What I didn’t realize was that in just a few short hours the proverbial rubber would meet the road, and I would need to start practicing “wonderstruck” in a big way.
The answer to a prayer we had been praying for months seemed all but delivered…
Then, at (what felt like) the 11th hour the answer vanished….and we were left wondering what to do and how to proceed.
I felt like I’d been punched in the gut.
Almost instantaneously I could feel the worry trying to creep in. Ok, let’s be real, it felt more like worry was trying to bumrush me!
As a breathed out a silent prayer, I felt those words “Less Worry. More Wonder.” alight on my heart.
I had to chuckle realizing that the ‘blog post’ I’d prepared earlier that morning was really preparing me.
It was such a cool moment, seeing the way God prepares us and equips us for everything that we will walk through if we will just listen to His leading.
Between that gut punch moment and the arrival of the real answer to our prayer, I got to practice wonderstruck…a lot!
It was great at times, but it was also pretty challenging at times. But that’s why it’s a practice. It’s through the day in and day out that we gain strength to stand firm on the promises of God. I had to remind myself of those promises:
“It is the Lord Who goes before you; He will [march] with you; He will not fail you or let you go or forsake you; [let there be no cowardice or flinching, but] fear not, neither become broken [in spirit-depressed, dismayed, and unnerved with alarm].” Deut. 31:8 (AMP)
“He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:5
“They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.” Psalm 112:7
“You both precede and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.” Psalm 139:5
Daily enjoy the wonder of the coming miracle. Daily enjoy the wonder instead of enduring the worry.
Daily enjoy the wonder of it all!
Less Worry. More Wonder.