Monday, August 19, 2013

Be Still And Know

We have the best laid plans.
I'm a list maker, and a goal setter.
But sometimes the storm comes. The creek rises.
And sometimes plan B goes out the window with plan A.
It's then that I'm reminded: my I-can-do mindset can distract me from a He-can-do experience.
Usually my idea of I-can-do involves the road to least suffering or difficulty.
Most often God's story for me, in His amazing love for me, is for my good and my freedom.
But He never promised it would be easy or painless.
And He never asked me to write my own story, or orchestrate the story of my children's lives.

So, when the unexpected huge bump in the road, hitch in the plans hit this week, we hit our knees and wait for His next chapter to unfold. I'm reminded of one of my favorite Psalms.

Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.
8 Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

So, if your plans went awry this week, or the creek is rising, and the road is bumpy--join me as we wait together for God's story to unfold. Let's be still, for He is God.


Blog post by Anne Love-
Writer of Historical Romance inspired by her family roots. 
Nurse Practitioner by day. 
Wife, mother, writer by night. 
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reminding us, Anne - years ago, too often,I was guilty of pushing ahead & doing things "my way" instead of waiting on Him.


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