Weariness is written on our faces. We can’t quite put our finger on it, but comments like, “I am so stressed out,” and, “I’m so busy I don’t know which end is up anymore,” are heard every day: Always running, working, doing, learning, practicing, achieving, moving, climbing, pushing, thinking…we are plagued with a nagging feeling that something has been left undone.
Into all this commotion, God beckons, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). But can we hear Him? Can we slow the pace of our minds enough to enjoy His gentle presence?
I won't be posting again until Monday so take some time over the next few days to sit at Jesus' feet where you can experience reflection in place of restlessness, meditation instead of mindless activity, quiet in the midst of clamor, and waiting on Him. Quiet your soul until you are able to hear His gentle voice and become the soul at rest.
Below are several descriptions of God. As you read the passages for each description, share in the comments below which ones you have personally experienced in your relationship with Him and what that was like for you.
- Shepherd (Psalm 23; Luke 15:3-7)
- Father (Matthew 6:9; Luke 15:11-32)
- Friend (Proverbs 18:24; John 15:13-15)
- Lord (John 20:26-28; Romans 14:7-9)
- Sheltering wings (Ruth 2:12; Matthew 23:37)
- Comforting arms (Deuteronomy 33:27; Mark 10:14-16)