Today’s 10-Minute Tuesday post is on the prompt “silent.”
My brain is running at full steam.
What if? Why not? Would it be so bad?
I try to stop. I try to quiet it. I try to sleep.
Not going to happen.
There is no silent night in my thoughts. There’s always something roiling and boiling.
Sleep eludes me as I search for ways to shut it down.
Let it go.
Think about it tomorrow.
My brain doesn’t listen. It refuses to be silent.
It yells. It sings. It reviews or previews every conversation.
Could I have said that better? Did I say something wrong? What if I say something wrong?
Be still, my soul. Be silent. Rest.
The hum of the air conditioner. The chirping of cicadas. The croaking of frogs. Lots of frogs. The crash of ice from the ice maker into its bin. The snoring of the dog on the floor of my room.
Nothing is silent in my house.
Breathe. Deep, slow breaths. Out. In. Calm your thoughts.
Ahhhh. That’s the ticket. So many people to pray for. So many concerns in the world. If my brain is not going to shut down, might as well put it to good use. Put my cares in the hands of my Creator.
He hears. He knows. He cares. He’s got this.
Finally. Sleep. I know He’s got this.