Apropos words of advent

December 4, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Posted in devotional | 1 Comment

There’s a TON of stuff happening in our lives this year.   Like the rest of you – our life is moving fast – sometimes, at break-neck speed.   We’re planning a graduation, looking at colleges, planning a wedding, getting a driver’s license, teaching 5th grade, finalizing an adoption, making a transition with a corporate merger AND all the ‘regular’ stuff.   And sometimes I get a little stressed about it all.   Sometimes I wonder how it’s all going to work.   Sometimes I freak out a little bit.   (Sometimes a lot.)

But the verse featured in our advent story the other day was the medicine this fretful soul needed.

“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

For I am the LORD, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.”  (Is 41: 10, 13)

God hid a little gem of encouragement right in the middle of my day, when I least expected it.      I’ve been steeping in those verses for a few days now…. like a hot bath for the soul.

Relax.

Rest.

Trust.

Take His hand.

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