Reflections Before Bedtime #28

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Ever since exams and since one of my mentors passed away, I have been in the weirdest, frazzled little state of mind. The smallest things seem to trigger the biggest waves of emotion, and my perspective is very “big picture.”

The bar exam is keeping me busy, focused and anti-social (as it should be); and my loving family is feeding me, loving me and reassuring me that everything will be ok. (They might be questioning my sanity at this point– I am not sure).

Sometimes, we live life at a really intense emotional level. How do you know if you are in one of those intense emotional states? When you are there, just the fact that you are alive is enough to bring you to tears of gratitude within seconds.

All of the studying, health concerns, the world with all of its craziness (looking at you, Donald Trump)– it all has me feeling pretty drained in every capacity.

I am making an appeal to myself tonight– I have got to get it together. I won’t bore you with a detailed brain dump, but I will share something I found to be encouraging:

God said, “Before they call, I will answer; while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24

I read that passage in Isaiah yesterday, and I have been thinking of it ever since. No matter what we come face-to-face with, God has an answer even before we ask.

If you are feeling anxious about anything tonight or frazzled at the way life sometimes surprises you, know that tomorrow is in God’s hands and that He is listening to your prayers. That part of the book of Isaiah is all about how God offers us healing. And it has a reminder: “He has made you beautiful,” (Isaiah 60:9).

I think it’s time to rest.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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