The closest I've come to a full-blown anxiety attack in 30 years! Thoughts grabbed hold of my mind...obsessively, relentlessly...
Round 'n round...on 'n on...ad infinitum, ad nauseum...just miscellaneous nothings as well as daytime uglinesses in the darkness ...they wouldn't let go! Robbing of sleep all night...then all day...then ready for the next night!
Where's the reprieve? the relief? the release...the Rest?
I have the mind of Christ! Do you hear that, O my soul?
I have the mind of Christ! Right here...right now!
And so I reflect and journal:
The Mind of Christ is a Present-Tense-Mind...not past, not future...
because Christ is a Present-Tense Person, the Present-Tense God!
The great Jehovah...the great I Am!
He was in the past when it was present. And He will be in the future when it is present.
He is also the Present-Tense God made Man, Emmanuel. He is the fullness of God...in bodily form...and that's huge!
So He knows what it's like to live in time...my present tense!
And He always lived it in present tense with His Father...so I can too, because He lives in me and through me, as me!
He is forever the indwelling I Am...
Living Water for my thirsty soul right now,
the Bread of Life for my hungry heart in this moment,
the Light of my world today,
my Good Shepherd for this situation,
the Resurrection and the Life for my present "deadnesses,"
the Way, the Truth, the Life for the path I take right now,
the True Vine in whom I am now abiding...
So I bathe myself in HIM and His Words. I sink myself down in Him who is in me...I rest in Him, and I am set free!
The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:15-16 ESV
Thank you, Lord, for that Word grafted in by Your Holy Spirit that delivers my soul from the darkness!