be still

My mind has been restless lately. It’s felt too busy and too full. Thoughts, worries, fears, frustrations, questions, doubts. They’ve been bumping around in my head and I’m sensing the need to take a step back.

To spend less time staring at a screen and more time staring at the colors in the sky or the pages of a book.

To spend less time listening to music or the radio and more time listening to the thoughts in my head or the pounding of my feet on pavement.

Silence and stillness, I’m realizing, is something I am uncomfortable with. But it is in the stillness that inspiration and understanding and beauty and knowing God are found.

When we slow down, those thoughts and doubts and fears and questions stop spinning so fast and we get to look at them head on and see what’s really going on in our soul.

It’s scary, yes. But there is so much richness and goodness found there. When we slow down we can finally see ourselves and see the places in our heart that need a little grace. When we slow down we can really meet Jesus in the places of our soul that need Him most.

So. I’m praying for myself [and for you] to find the bravery to stop scrolling, to stop hustling, to stop seeking to fill all of your time, and to just slow down, and to 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

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