Have you ever had to tell your soul…
“Be still, my soul…”
Sometimes things don’t happen the way we’d expect, and fear and anxiety begin to creep in because we don’t like the looks of the situation…
This morning I am remembering that no matter how things may seem, no matter where I am standing at the moment, no matter where it looks like I am heading, I can declare my trust in Jesus, and I can choose to “still my soul” and to remember and reflect on the fact that Jesus is leading me somewhere for a purpose and a reason. This is the part when my “trust” is put to the test.
Reminder to Self: He knows things I don’t! (Sounds funny to say, and yet I still have to remind myself of this… ?)
In a journey, there are going to be some places in the path that may appear “impossible” to overcome, and without Him, they would be.
So whenever I begin to look at my situation too much, and I begin to fret or think on all the “what if”s or “could be”s and I’m putting on my focus on things that just don’t seem to be progressing in the way that I’d like them to…
“Wait…. no….. be still, my soul. I trust in the Lord, and He is leading me. He is faithful, and He will make a way, when there seems to be no way.”
He’s known for that, isn’t He? Making a “way” when there seems to be “no other way” ☀️?
Our Father’s Love
Psalm 103 TPT
King David’s song of praise
“1 With my whole heart, with my whole life,
and with my innermost being,
I bow in wonder and love before you, the holy God!
2 Yahweh, you are my soul’s celebration.
How could I ever forget the miracles of kindness
you’ve done for me?
3 You kissed my heart with forgiveness, in spite of all I’ve done.
You’ve healed me inside and out from every disease.
4 You’ve rescued me from hell and saved my life.
You’ve crowned me with love and mercy.
5 You satisfy my every desire with good things.
You’ve supercharged my life so that I soar again
like a flying eagle in the sky!
6 You’re a God who makes things right,
giving justice to the defenseless.
7 You unveiled to Moses your plans
and showed Israel’s sons what you could do.
8 Lord, you’re so kind and tenderhearted
to those who don’t deserve it
and so patient with people who fail you!
Your love is like a flooding river
overflowing its banks with kindness.
9 You don’t look at us only to find our faults,
just so that you can hold a grudge against us.
10 You may discipline us for our many sins,
but never as much as we really deserve.
Nor do you get even with us for what we’ve done.
11 Higher than the highest heavens—
that’s how high your tender mercy extends!
Greater than the grandeur of heaven above
is the greatness of your loyal love, towering over all
who fear you and bow down before you!
12 Farther than from a sunrise to a sunset—
that’s how far you’ve removed our guilt from us.
13 The same way a loving father feels toward his children—
that’s but a sample of your tender feelings toward us,
your beloved children, who live in awe of you.
14 You know all about us, inside and out.
You are mindful that we’re made from dust.
15 Our days are so few, and our momentary beauty
so swiftly fades away!
16 Then all of a sudden we’re gone,
like grass clippings blown away in a gust of wind,
taken away to our appointment with death,
leaving nothing to show that we were here.
17 But Lord, your endless love stretches
from one eternity to the other,
unbroken and unrelenting toward those who fear you
and those who bow facedown in awe before you.
Your faithfulness to keep every gracious promise you’ve made
passes from parents, to children, to grandchildren, and beyond.
18 You are faithful to all those who follow your ways
and keep your word.
19 God’s heavenly throne is eternal, secure, and strong,
and his sovereignty rules the entire universe.
20 So bless the Lord, all his messengers of power,
for you are his mighty heroes who listen intently
to the voice of his word to do it.
21 Bless and praise the Lord, you mighty warriors,
ministers who serve him well and fulfill his desires.
22 I will bless and praise the Lord with my whole heart!
Let all his works throughout the earth,
wherever his dominion stretches,
let everything bless the Lord!”
Thank You, Lord. ???♀️