I write this after an especially hard day. I am bone weary. I realize that if I don’t get some of the stress off of me before closing my eyes, the rest I so desperately need will elude me. And not only will rest elude me, but stress will have an accumulative effect on my body and rob me of health; of balance.
So I quiet myself before One who is greater….and I listen. As my mind stops spinning it’s wheels….as my tense muscles relax a little…as I resist the “enemy of my soul”….and simply listen, instead of doing all the talking…..I hear from His Heart. A favorite Psalm (46:10a) rises up in my spirit….”Be still, and know that I am God…” My “what if?”, starts to slowly morph into God’s “WHAT IF?”
Then I start to sing this song that has changed my perspective….causing desert mirages to dissipate while something more solid and real takes it’s place….and I gently and freely enter into His Rest.
And so….I wake this morning….RESTED! I feel invigorated. I don’t have the driving need to have everything figured out. I move without being paralyzed. Thank you, Papa!
A simple yet profound truth lies in the words of this song. I hope you enjoy it!