Saturday, August 30, 2014

Be Still My Soul

This morning, after a restless night's sleep I was awakened very early.  I was physically and emotionally tired, but the fact that I was too awake to go back to sleep made me wonder if  maybe the Lord was getting me up early for a reason.  I ran out to my car to get something and noticed how peaceful and quiet it was outside.  The normal sounds of traffic buzzing, neighbors talking, dogs barking and children playing at the pool nearby were absent.  The world seemed to be completely still, and it was just Jesus and me in that moment.

The cool morning breeze gently blowing on my face felt as though it was the very breath of God tenderly breathing life into my weary soul.   I took a deep breath and inhaled deeply as I sensed the Lord telling me to go on a walk with Him.  I went back inside to grab my phone and headphones so that I could play some worship music while on our walk.  As I headed back outside and began strolling down the path ahead of me, I hit the shuffle button on one of my playlists I have entitled,  "Dates with Jesus".  The song that played next I believe was beautifully and divinely picked out by our sweet Jesus.  Maybe there is someone else who needs to hear these words this morning.  May they bring you comfort as they did for me:

"Be still, my soul, the Lord is on thy side
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain
Leave to thy God to order and provide
In every change, He faithful will remain
Be still, my soul, thy best thy heavenly friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end

Be still, my soul, thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past
Thy hope thy confidence let nothing shake
All now mysterious shall be bright at last
Be still, my soul, the waves and wind still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below

In You I rest, in You I find my hope
In You I trust, You'll never let me go
I place my life within Your hands alone
Be still, my soul

Be still, my soul, the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone
Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored
Be still, my soul, when change and tears are past
All safe and blessed, we shall meet at last

In You I rest, in You I find my hope
In You I trust, You'll never let me go
I place my life within Your hands alone
Be still my soul"

He is God, He loves us and He is in control.  We can trust Him.

Resting in Him,