A thought from the devotional, “One-Minute Prayers to Unwind a Worried Mind“
When an irritating grain of sand dwells within an oyster for a while, the oyster responds by coating the intruder and protecting itself from harm.
In time, that gritty annoyance becomes a beautiful, treasured pearl. The oyster does this instinctively.
We have an opportunity to do the same. We can respond to the irritant of worry by covering it in prayer and asking God to protect our hearts, minds, and spirits. The result? God’s peace blesses us with the pearl of wisdom.
Everything written in the Scriptures was written to teach us, in order that we might have hope through the patience and encouragement which the Scriptures give us.
Romans 15:4 GNB