Memory Verse Monday: 7 (And About the Last Three Weeks)

I realize that I am making an unintentional habit of posting a “Memory Verse Monday” on Tuesdays…

Get over it.

Here’s a recap of the last three weeks for me and The Pilot.

  • The Pilot–“We may be deploying. But there’s like a 99% chance it won’t happen.”
  • The Pilot a week later– “So, it looks like there is a 99% chance we’re going to deploy.”
  • Deployment Date: TBD
  • Deployment Destination: TBD
  • Deployment Duration: TBD
  • And we’re supposed to be moving sometime soon, so half the house is packed, but the actual date and the literal house is: TBD

With all of the above in mind, this week’s verse is:

In quietness and rest you shall be saved. In quietness and trust shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:15

I love the irony of scripture sometimes. I feel like this verse is perfect for this particular time because my life and my mind are not quiet or restful at all.

My thoughts are racing with questions. My mind desperately wants more definitive information so I can plan, schedule, organize, and prepare for various possibilities.

I want to be in control.

But the Marine Corps, and the Lord, have said “Nope. You’ll know what you need to know, when you need to know it.”

So with the luxury of being OCD stripped from me, learning to be quiet, resting and trusting that God is still God, I am praying that His word does not return void and that this week, and the next and the next, I will see and experience His salvation and strength.


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