Just Be Still

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“Just breathe and be still.  I’ll take care of you.”

That is what God spoke to my heart this week.  “Be still, daughter,” He said.  Never has life felt as unsure as it does right now.  We have no place that we can call “home” – though hopefully that will be changing shortly – and no car.  And it feels helpless.  Worry and doubt started knocking on my door.  How could things possibly go on like this?  Why does everything have to seem so difficult?  What could we – I – do differently?  And then came the answer: “Trust Me; I’ll take care of you.”  It seems so simple, but is not always easy to put it into practice.  “But God, people haven’t come through!  They haven’t kept their word!  Nobody seems trustworthy!  How can I be absolutely SURE that You are?”  Now God had a question for me: “Have I ever not kept My promises?”  I thought about it.  I thought about it some more.  After all that pondering, I came to the conclusion that the answer was no.  We have never actually gone hungry, though it has seemed like we would be without food many times.  Even though we are ready to have a place of our own, people have opened their homes up to my family and we have always had a roof over our heads.  Just when things began to feel overwhelming, just when it felt like the water was coming over my head, He came through.  God has always come through for me and always will.  Do you know how I know that?  It is because I know my Father, and I know His promises to me are all true.  He feeds the birds and clothes the lilies, and I matter so much more to Him than those things.  He knows what I need and He’ll care for me.  (check out Luke 12:22-32) The lesson I am learning is peace – of mind, of body, of heart, and of spirit.  In learning to walk in God’s forever peace, I am also learning to trust.  He’s got me covered, and because of that, I have nothing to worry about.

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