TIME TO BE STILL
How many of us are so busy we can’t seem to find time to be still? Does that describe your life? I know sometimes I go from one thing to another without finding time to stop.
I suspect many of us aren’t still until we get into bed at night.
Even then our minds keep going and we often find ourselves tossing and turning. We might still be hurt from unkind words that day. Or maybe we are angry and don’t want to let it go. Maybe we have concerns and burdens that we feel are too hard to carry.
Did you know that we are encouraged in scripture to reflect or meditate and be still while lying in bed?
Look at what this psalm says:
Know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for himself;
the Lord will hear when I call to him. Be angry[a] and do not sin;
on your bed, reflect in your heart and be still. Selah
a. 4:4 Or Tremble
As we lie in bed reviewing the day in our minds, we can tell God about our anger, our hurt, and our burdens. He hears us when we call out, and as we put our trust in Him, He gives us peace. That doesn’t mean everything is solved, but we can rest knowing that God has everything under control.
GRACE FOR BURDENS
What burdens must I carry
on this winding road of life?
One by one they often come
pressing hard with pain and strife.
Are they mine to bear alone
as I stumble through each day?
Bravely I keep moving on
sometimes forgetting to pray.
Will my burdens overwhelm
as circumstances hover?
No, for Jesus meets me here
with grace enough to cover.
Jesus meets us where we are. He covers us with love and grace and brings joy in the midst of trials. When my heart is heavy, or I feel overwhelmed, I do find peace when I talk to God. Instead of lying awake I pray, leaving my worries with Jesus and I am able to sleep.
If I say, “My foot is slipping,” your faithful love will support me, Lord. When I am filled with cares, your comfort brings me joy.
I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday, where the prompt word is still.