Sometimes life is raw, the Instagram worthy life slips away to reveal the mud and rawness beneath. The loss of a friend or family member, the death of a dream, the pain of an absent loved one. Funny how fragile it all is. The empires we build are just a teetering house of cards ready to crumble at the slightest breath of wind. How easy the facade falls…
Be still… stillness, nature it calls to my heart like the need for a cold drink on a hot summer day. The trails of a local park call to my soul like an old friend begging me to visit once again. Begging me to walk with them once more. Peace like a river, washing over me. I find God on these trails, in the quiet, the stillness, the beauty of His creation. The whisper in the trees, the song of the bird. It’s like walking with Him. I need this, like sleep or air. To be with Him… to listen to Him.
Find a place that makes you want to be still, make time to listen to His voice. Close your eyes and let His words echo over your heart like a ripple in a lake.
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
Be still. Listen, watch, experience – so much we miss in our busy lives. When was the last time you noticed a sunset? Or wildflowers along the street? A butterfly’s dance? It’s so easy to miss, so easy to get caught up in living that you don’t see the beauty of His creation around you.
Be still for a moment. What do you notice? What do you hear? Forget your worries and stress for a moment and lean into Him. Let Him refresh you, let Him relieve your burdens, let Him hold you close and just be still. Let Him whisper truth to your soul. Find His fingerprints in the midst of the storms and crazy.
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Steal away and sit with Him. Let Him whisper truth over your battered soul, let him inscribe them over the scars life has inflicted on your heart.