Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
The beginning of verse 6 is sooooo hard to carry out right now.....but the answer is in the second half.....Pray: making requests while being thankful.....I know if I just pray the peace will come!! And it does....but then my mind starts up again, or the tears start to flow. The harder question for me is....Can I be at peace, yet still be sad? Be content with this trial, this suffering..... yet still feel a heavy burden? Hmm.....
20 minutes to go....can I stay awake? I had trained myself to be a morning person to match my husbands personality...so this late night stuff is hard for me right now. I know I'll probably start getting used to being up late again. I don't know why but the end of Robert Frosts poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" came to mind.....
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
........and miles to go before I sleep.....well, actually about 15 minutes now!!:)