STILLNESS + RENEWAL




My soul waits for GOD ALONE.

In the silence of waiting - stillness comes.


The stillness comes in a way that I cannot always see in the moment - God using circumstances surrounding my life to bring healing and hope in order to renew the weariness that envelops my life that seems burdened with constant transition. We have been in a season of transition for years. Transitions that made it challenging - some transitions we chose to make, yet others were forced upon our family creating an environment that is hard to grasp and hold tight to Jesus because it often feels like drowning.


I have argued with Jesus in the waiting and weariness. I have cried out because my kids have suffered in the transitions that we have been forced to make. I have felt the heartache and hurt that comes with transitions and losses. I can empathize with anyone who just feels like giving up. The loneliness becomes so difficult it is immensely exhausting to even explain.


Yet in the stillness that always comes in the moments when I am able to remember that God is working in the silence, I recognize that God is the only reliable source for hope, calm and peace that I need in order to have growth in my life.


This is the question I asked myself this morning and I will ask you it right now.


ARE YOU CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO COMMAND YOUR SOUL TO WAIT?


To wait through the hard times that do not seem to end. To wait through the amazing times that you do not want to end. To find the stillness and renewal in the joy that can only be found in Jesus. To wait because we are commanded too - waiting to hear what God has for your life. Trusting Jesus in all times - a space for refuge and renewal. Listening in ways that seem completely difficult to do in the silence, but growing to know and understand that the stillness is a gift too continually grow in faith towards Jesus.


Can that waiting become a place to pour out your heart to Jesus - to scream it, to cry it out. THEN to sit and reflect? A quiet retreat that is renewing your soul?


A REMINDER TO SLOW DOWN AND FOCUS ON A RENEWED HEALING.


I needed this reminder out of Psalm 62. It is GOD ALONE that creates the space for healing. GOD ALONE that allows renewal of my heart, soul and mind. GOD ALONE that can do amazing things in the silence and waiting. GOD ALONE is my rock in the midst of the waves that repeatedly crash on top of me daily.


EVERY MORNING THERE IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO REFOCUS YOUR HEART + SOUL TO WAIT ON JESUS.


Can you do that TODAY?