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Friday, August 18, 2017

Be Still

Be still, and know that I am God!
—Psalm 46:10 NLT

Be still and know I am God. I speak to you in this moment you are faced with this heavy burden. But you will never hear me if you keep striving. Quit rushing so hard to receive what I freely give. Listen to my voice only. Never allow the voices of the world to deter. Listen to me, and you will never be disappointed. Listen, and anxious thoughts and tired nerves will become rested. I speak rest in tenderness to your turmoil and strife.

My tenderness and restfulness will heal your scars and make you strong, but it is you who must allow me to be your protector and your power. Give up trying to fix what you can never fix alone. Give up trying to control what is beyond your own strength. Surrender to me. Leave it all with me. Let me help you carry this weight. I make it light. I carry the responsibility. Not you.

Have you forgotten that you are the greatest concern of my heart? I gave my life so you might live. So don’t fear. I will keep you and guard you always—if you will not shut me out. Allow me to love you and carry you. I know your pain, and I am the answer. You do not have the answer. Only I have the answer. But until you let it go, and surrender, there is nothing I can do.

Stop striving. Stop analyzing. Stop creating scenarios. Stop planning ahead for what you don’t even know will be tomorrow. Give it all to me right now, and rest in me. Seek me until you find my peace. Allow me to flow through your heart and mind to heal what is broken. Never feel at the mercy of the world. You aren’t. You belong to me.

© 2017 Lynn Lacher

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