Be Still and Know

Last night I was sharing my heart with a friend. My heart is in turmoil. I have been praying, seeking, searching trying to hear God. My friend looked at me and said, "maybe you can't hear God because you are too busy striving. You are over thinking every thing. Just rest and stop striving."

I started laughing because another friend had said that to me weeks earlier.

She went on to ask, "why is it so hard for you to just be still and know that God will lead?" I decided to be really honest with her. "What if I disappoint people?" "What if I fail?" "What if I make the wrong decision?" "What if I hear God wrong?"

Of course as I am sharing this I realize how it sounds. Why am I so worried about making the right decision? If I place my trust in God's leading will He not open and close doors? Will He not direct? Why does it matter what others think? If I am being obedient to God wouldn't those that love me rejoice in that obedience? Am I to please God or man?

Oh my still and I am going to focus on God and who He is.

Today I am going to BE STILL..

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  1. No matter how many times I hear this I love it and it always reminds me to stop being like Martha.

    Thanks for sharing. God bless!

  2. So beautiful. Being still is so counter to our culture! Great reminder.

  3. I have a hard time being still too! I will be praying for us both!

  4. I think this is s struggle for all of us until we give ourselves over to God. Once you do you can see what He wants for you!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Serving with Joy,

  5. I needed to hear this....too much going on and I'm exhausted. Time to rest in Him!!!


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