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Monday, April 20, 2015
“He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters.” Psalms 23:2
You would think that as an introvert being quiet and still before the Lord would come naturally for me. But, that is not the case. There are so many “voices” in my head; I think about what happened today, what’s happening tomorrow, what I should have said, what I should not have said, and all of the things that need to be done. My mind is constantly racing and it can be very distracting when I want to sit down and pray or read the Bible. I think of Mark 4:35-41 where Jesus calmed the storm. Our thoughts and circumstances can feel like a raging storm sometimes, but Jesus can calm those storms too. You just need to allow God to fill you with His presence and peace and you may even have to ask Him to quiet those voices that divert your attention. The first part of Isaiah 46:10 (KJV) says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Those are such powerful words, and there are times when I need to just be alone, repeat that verse to myself, and heed its words. The rest of Psalms 46 repeats over and over that God is our refuge. He is always with us and will handle the wars and storms for us, all we must do is find quietness and peace in His arms.