Are you overwhelmed by circumstances or happenstances today? Is it hard to quiet your racing mind? Believe me, I have been there frequently. We can get so wrapped up in what has to be done that we cannot move. Remember this lovely verse from Psalms: ““Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10)
You see, feeling overwhelmed or bogged down is a feeling that has been around for quite awhile! Normally at this time of year I am in “freak out” mode. My students have final exams in a few weeks. In the meantime, they have tons of homework, tests, quizzes, and projects. But I am filled with peace, knowing that I will not journey alone throughout these next few weeks. That is a relief!
I leave you with this poem, which I came across today. Perhaps the verse from Psalms, the photo of the mountain, and the poem will help restore your peace of mind and heart today. God bless you today and always.
QUIET THINGS ~ By Grace Noll Crowell
These I have loved with passion, loved them long:
The house that stands when the building hammers cease,
After wild syncopation, a sane song,
A tree that straightens after the winds’ release,
The cool green stillness of an April wood,
A silver pool, unruffled by the breeze,
The clean expanse of a prairie’s solitude,
And calm, unhurried hours– I love these.
I have been tangled in the nets too long;
I shall escape and find my way again
Back to the quiet place where I belong,
Far from the tinseled provinces of men.
These will be waiting after my release:
The sheltered ways, the quiet ways of peace.
You see ~ if you can find that rhythm ~ of God’s breath in you, you can be one with His heart and pace. The frenetic energy-draining pace can be replaced with blessed assurance.
This day and each day ~ even in difficult times, believe anyway.