Psalms 62:5-6 TPTI am standing in absolute stillness, silent before the one I love, waiting as long as it takes for him to rescue me. Only God is my Savior, and he will not fail me. For he alone is my safe place. His wraparound presence always protects me as my champion defender. There’s no risk of failure with God! So why would I let worry paralyze me, even when troubles multiply around me?
As a young teenager in the church where I grew up I had a song that resonated with me and became a life song. I no longer remember the title but these lyrics bubble up at decision and marker points in my walk with Jesus.
"I'll follow you every day, when I can't see my way. I place my trust in you. I'll sail the seas take me anywhere you please. Jesus you know how I love you. Jesus you know how I love you."
Today, my birthday, is another marker moment in my life after moving from PA to FL in July. I have been living out this song in a whole new way. Following where Jesus led us into a hard unknown. We have many obstacles and decisions to make to get to the purpose of our move but in the mean time we are learning again to lean into the process and enjoy the journey.
Today after several weeks of obstacles to moving on our renovation project, getting started on our mini zoo, decisions on how to move forward with the path to serve the girls we are here to serve, and facing the reality of limited supplies and resources...but, when I went looking for a Promise instead of a Problem, I found it.
We have had no rain for a month and I asked the Lord for rain and some signs of His love for me that can fill me up to share with others. He reminded me to come into His presence and soak in His promises. He asked me to share a kind word and pray for a woman who sold us chickens; He sent rain late afternoon with a lingering full rainbow visible from our backyard over our house; and new hummingbirds came to our feeders. I had many kind birthday wishes and received flowers from out maternity housing team. Each kind word, each reminder stilling the voice that would have me focus on what is wrong, what is not working, and what I do not know and instead simply calling me to "stand in absolute stillness...waiting."
It is a day when I again choose Jesus as my safe place, to place my trust in Him, and follow where He leads.
May you be able to rest and wait for the Lord. May you know that when you seek Him you will find Him. May you be able to remain confident in His faithfulness to see you through.
I'm confident Your faithfulness will see me through
My soul can rest, my righteousness is found in You
With every moment left, in every borrowed breath, let this be trueThat all my heart, for all my life, belongs to You Song by Steffany Gretzinger