Wednesday, October 28, 2009

When God Whispers

I had pushed too far, physically. I was a wreck. I needed to just get quiet and sleep. I couldn’t, though, my mind was racing with thoughts of hopelessness and doubt. The thoughts attacked my mind relentlessly.

I fought the tears, which felt an impossible task, knowing they would only delay my rest and would not profit me.

I kept saying over and over in my head, "be still". My mind would run away again and again. I fought with all I had to reign in my thoughts, to stop the incessant chatter. "Be still", I would say, "be still", repeating the words hoping they would drown out the invasion taking place in my mind.
Suddenly, as I said, "be still", I heard ‘and know that I am God’.
I immediately sensed His presence and my desperate chanting "be still" melted into His
"Be still and know that I am God"
Softly, gently, He whispered, ‘be still and know that I am God’ as His tired and weary child found comfort in His embrace.

‘Be still and know that I am God’ He breathed into my very soul, until all worry, fear and doubt melted away under His omnipotent words of ‘be still and know that I am God’.
I found rest, at least in that moment, as my Father held me in His embrace, breathing peace and calm into my soul.
What is troubling your soul today?
Listen for His voice whispering,
"Be still and know that I am God".
He longs to comfort, to love, to bring peace.
Shhhh, quiet your mind, softly He says, "be still and know that I am God’

5 comments:

Camille said...

Beautiful...thanks Michelle! :)

Monica Sharman said...

Michelle,
I read here, and I pray. Your soul touches mine, for I have known this, too.
Monica

Betsy Markman said...

Beautiful! And so true. Too often I tell myself religious stuff instead of turning to my Heavenly Father Himself. Religion never helps. God helps!

Linda said...

Been there done that! I love our Master's embrace!!!

This is beautiful Michelle. Thanks for sharing. I am so glad He brought you peace and rest as He held you in your stillness.

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

J said...

Michelle, I have been so touched and encouraged by your last two posts! Thank you for sharing.

PS I'll be checking with the flour and grains, rather than oatmeal...I bet I'll find it there. Thanks for emailing me.