Writing in a journal can be a great way to figure things out in your mind and no….I’m not trying to add one more thing to your “To Do” list.
I have found that when I have a “problem” I tend to replay it over and over in my mind. I know I should be “casting my cares upon Him” but yet I find that I cast it and then pick it right back up. Yes, worry.
However, when I take the time to journal (yep….I have to remind myself and no I don’t journal daily. I’m more of a project kind of person), I notice an immediate relief of all those emotions, feelings & thoughts. I feel so glad that I did it. The worry is gone.
In my journal, they are letters to God. It starts out with some form of “Dear God”. There is something incredibly personal about writing a note to your daddy in heaven. I can pray but when I take those thoughts and feeling to God by writing them down something happens I can’t quite explain.
It brings about this totally incredible feeling that I have shared the good, the bad and the even the ugly with God and by doing so I am certain He understands.
I can now peacefully turn my brain off — the worry is gone!
Then when I pick up journal a few days later, often I find myself looking at the situation or problem in a new light. I know very cool, right?
Perhaps you never have picked up a journal before because you thought it as something you had to do daily or another thing for your “To Do” list. If that is you, pick up a journal and just write a letter to God about whatever. Just try it. There is not right or wrong way. Just start writing and journal past your problems.
Have an amazing journaling kind of day!