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Tuesday, August 17th - Becoming More Still

Happy Tuesday friends! Today we are going to look at the word “still” as a noun.

Deep silence. Calm. Stillness.

At one point in my life, the deep silence was something I (Bailey) feared. It wasn’t calm for me. I used to avoid going to bed at night because the deep silence of the night was unbearable. It was a place where all my anxious thoughts began to make noise.

Over the years, I’ve learned to wrestle with these nights and I’ve come to love the deep silence. What once was filled with panic has become a calm. A place the breathe.

I wonder if anyone else has experienced that same stillness. Let’s look at what Scripture has to say about it. The following verse was one I found during my wrestling with the stillness and have clung to ever since.

“When life gets heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Enter the silence. Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions. Wait for hope to appear. Don’t run from trouble. Take it full-face. The worst is never the worst.“ -Lamentations 3:28 The Message

Enter the silence. Don’t ask questions. Wow. This was a hard one for me. But what I’ve learned in my wrestling is that He is faithful. The worst really is never the worst.

I don’t know what questions you wrestle with in the stillness of the night. I don’t know what keeps you awake, anxious, and worried. But I do know that if we are willing to enter the silence- Hope does appear.

Today I want you to try to embrace those hours in the night. The deep silence. Instead of asking questions- tell Him that you trust Him and that you’re going to wait for hope to appear.

In the comments below, share your prayer of trust.

Author: Bailey Nicole Ralph

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