Friday, February 7, 2020

February 7

For whatever reason, I was having trouble sleeping, and I was feeling itchy from the bug bites I got when we walked through Weedon Island, which caused me to move around too much. All I wanted to do was settle down and go to sleep, and my own movement was preventing it. I began thinking about the verse that says, “be still and know that I am God,” which led me to thinking about the verse from a couple of days ago that said, “The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” The King James Version says to “hold your peace,” for the portion that says to be silent. It’s hard to hear the Lord’s voice when we are constantly moving, and disquiet, hence my lack of sleep. I settled for a moment, let go of my mind, and prayed; then I heard him speak to me through these verses. Thankfully, it worked, and I went to sleep shortly after hearing his voice. I’m going to try this and maybe you should too; when things get wonky, and your mind wanders into infinity, stop moving, quiet your mind, and think only of Jesus. He is God, and he has saved us from every thought that we have. Be still, hold your peace, and feel the comfort of his presence wash over you.

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalms 46:10

“The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”  Exodus 14:14

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