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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

learning to be still.

"Be still and know that I am God." -Psalms 46:10

I've never been good at being still...
not physically, not mentally, not spiritually

I'm much more of a get up & get things taken care of sort of person.
Until recently, I've never considered this to be anything but a good thing.
God has forced me to spend more time lately being still and just thinking.
In my reflections, I have realized how God has been so faithful to me especially in the times when I was the least faithful to Him.

I think about the place I was at this time last year:
knowing that we were moving to Nashville, knowing we were going to have to sell the house that we loved, knowing I was going to have to leave my job that I loved so much it didn't even seem like work, knowing we would have to leave behind the friends we had made in our 5 years there, etc.
To put it simply, I loved our life the way it was & I didn't want it to change.

Looking back I wish I could say that I trusted God 100% and fully knew that He was going to get me through this.
But, I didn't...
I doubted, questioned, and doubted some more.
And, then I ran around & tried to handle business on my own.

A whole year later, I look at the place God has brought us to:
we were able to sell our house in tough economic times, we each have a job that we love, I have amazing co-workers, a new church that we love, a place to live, new friends, new professional opportunities, a little closer to our families in GA, etc.

The only words that come to mind are:
"Great is thy faithfullness,
great is thy faithfullness,
morning by morning new mercies I see,
all I have needed thy hand has provided,
great is thy faithfullness, Lord unto me."

This year, I'm resolving to:
trust God more,
worry less,
and to be still in His faithfulness.

"The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still."
-Exodus 14:14

1 comment:

courtney said...

nicely said! Learning to trust more in God is a difficult thing to do when we are so use to doing. I will work with you at "being still".