In my dream I was at a writers’ conference (probably Oregon Christian Writers). I walked into a class and sat down, only to suddenly remember that we had an assignment due. “Write down your favorite Bible verse and tell why it is important to you.”
Panic flooded my brain. How could I have forgotten to do my homework? Could I think of something quickly before the teacher arrived? And then a verse dropped into my head. “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) Peace came over me.
I rarely remember my dreams, but this one still echoed within when I awoke. Perhaps because I need it so much right now.
I seem to do a lot of fretting lately. About politics: Who will win the election? Will that measure I so strongly oppose pass? About health: Is my father’s cancer spreading? Will our friends at church who face health issues get better? About career: When will I find time to do the writing I really want to do? And these are just for starters.
I need to remember that, no matter what happens, God is in control, and I am safe in His arms. “Be still and know that I am God.” Only that knowledge can bring me true peace.