Journeys,  Random

Be Still

Yesterday there was slashing rain, thunder, lighting, hail and lots of wind. If one looked outdoors, it would be easy to think today would be more of the same.

Not true.

Today is a picture-perfect spring day. The skies are as blue as they can possibly be. Birds are singing. In the distance dogs are barking. People are playing on the lawn.

What a difference a day makes! And yes, there is a lesson in here for my heart and brain.

I will hold fast to this when doubts arise. I was having a conversation with a couple of friends about fear and worry (Both of which are exercises in futility). We were talking about how these are the antithesis of Faith. We all agreed that our lives are better without worry. Not exactly a newsflash, right?

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom

So, maybe – instead of focusing on the things that are uncomfortable, I will intentionally shift my heart into rejoicing and thankfulness mode. There really are so many reasons to be grateful. Instead of scrambling to “fix”, maybe it’s better to stop and remember Who God Is. Yeah. That’s the ticket.

Be Still.

– RG

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