Thursday, July 7, 2011

Be Still

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." – Psalm 46: 10

Do you ever feel like the world around you is caving in so fast you can't stop yourself from sinking under?  This feels like my life latley and I can't seem to figure out why. It's not like things are bad, there is just a lot to be done and a lot to think about right now.

This morning I could feel myself feeling very down...almost angry in fact. I was folding laundry and going through the checklist of problems in my head....It seems like when you are trying to be financial smart, everything goes wrong at the same time.....the

outrageously  expensive water and electric bill, the fact that ALL of my kids need schools clothes,
the very hard test I have to take in a week, 2 of my kids have birthdays coming up, and the fact that I still have NO job.....I could feel the anxiety swelling from within as all these thoughts were chasing each other round and round in my head. I could feel Christ

saying....BE STILL....

I began to hear thunder rolling outside and lighting flash across the sky. The storm quickly got very loud and very bad. The sky opened up and the rain began to pour down from the Heavens.

As I sat and just listened to the sound of the rain, I began to think of the amazing power of Christ. The power to make thunder roll, lighting strike, and rain flood the streets. I watched as the rain water rolled down the streets, washing away dirt and any inpurites away with it. I then began to think how much more Christ can do with me if I am just willing to be still and wait upon Him.

So often, we all get so wrapped up in financial, social, or even physical worries, that we let them consume our thoughts to the point our minds are racing out of control with worry. I wonder how many times Christ is just waiting for us to stop and be still and wait on Him to lead us in the right direction.

 The truth is, it's not easy for anyone right now. Everyones electric bill is higher than normal, most people are trying to learn to stretch money in this economy, and who knows the other problems so many are facing behind closed doors.

 I am blessed. My husband has a great job  and I have a healthy family. Seasons in life will be frustrating, but remember to be STILL, and let God guide you throughout those times in your life.
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  1. thank you amy. i REALLY needed to read that today! <3 ~Krystal K

  2. This post is amazingly relative! It is so hard to be still isn't it? Praying for God to provide as we know He can!


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