Help me to surrender my anxiety today,
to quiet my mind and stop my striving,
so that I may see that you are God.
(from the K Love morning radio show)
Someone posted this on FaceBook yesterday. It touch my heart and spirit with its simplicity and truth. And so I share this with you today and these Scriptures that are like a balm of God’s true peace.
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea…
“Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”
11 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
the God of Israel is our fortress. Psalm 46:1-2, 10-11 (NLT)
[Jesus said,]“If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest. 29 Take the yoke[f] I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest.30 This yoke is easy to bear, and this burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (CEV)
[Father God says,]“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.
With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” Jeremiah 31:3 (NLT)
And now go to John 16:15-26. Take the time to look it up and just soak in the fact that in His last prayer, Jesus prayed for you and me. Jesus knew what was coming in the last hours of His life and yet He prayed for us. How extraordinary is the fact that Jesus loves us so much that He would pray for us and continue to this very day to stand before the Father and cover us with His righteousness!
Time with Jesus is a precious gift that continues to give all through the day. Thank You, Father!
Be Still My Soul written by Michael & Stormy Omartian & sung by The Imperials (Russ Taff)