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It Takes Apply – A Devotional by Marilyn Ehle

“Be nonetheless and know that I’m God..”   Psalm 46:10

Sit nonetheless! Don’t wiggle!” How typically have you ever mentioned these phrases to a squirmy baby? How typically have you ever whispered these phrases to your self as you mentally fidget whereas studying the Bible or praying? Or—extra possible—when illness or catastrophe looms?

Specialists agree that the phrases of Psalm 46 most likely weren’t written whereas God’s beloved kids roamed inexperienced pastures or rested beside nonetheless waters. It’s extra possible that they have been escaping advancing hordes and enraged tyrants. Even nature appeared to conspire in opposition to them with quaking mountains and roaring waters.

After describing these horrors, the author extols the glory and energy of God and eventually slips in, “Be nonetheless!”, or extra actually, “Stop, calm down, give up striving, relax!” How is that this doable and the way do I be taught to reside like this as a basic rule?

The Apostle Paul, writing to Christians underneath comparable situations, provides encouraging recommendation: “Rejoice! Don’t be concerned! Pray with thanksgiving about every part!” And at last this promise: “Then the peace of God which is past human understanding will calm your fears and provide you with psychological quiet” (Philippians 4:4-7).

It’s this apply of joy-filled dwelling, intentional prayer, and elevated understanding of the character of God that results in and feeds the apply of stillness. This doesn’t occur casually or in a single day. It takes a each day give up over the irritating trivia of life, settlement with a loving God that He has objective and plan for every of us.

Preserve practising!

It’s arduous for me to take a seat nonetheless, Father. If I’m not squirming with impatience, I’m working forward of you at my very own favored tempo. Remind me, please, of the advantage of stillness as I sit earlier than you each day

By Marilyn Ehle
Utilized by Permission

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