I am learning to accept that there are times in our life when life is just difficult. Sometimes it lasts for a few days. Other times it lasts for years.
I am also learning to accept that there are few options during these times. You can either rage against it or you can accept it. I seem to rotate between the two.
Then there are those rare moments when I stop to listen.
It’s in those moments that I am reminded of God’s truth. I am reminded of His word, His comfort, His blessings.
He says, “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
It’s hard to be still when life is difficult. It’s hard to be still when life is going at a break neck speed. It’s hard to be still when we want to rage against the unfairness of life.
But that’s when we need to be still the most.
That’s when we need to be still and remember that God is God and we are not. It’s not our job to fix the broken parts of our life. It’s not our job to worry about the problems and stress when we don’t see the solutions.
It’s our job to be still.
But how do we do it? How do we quiet our souls when they want to rage? How do we accept life’s difficulties when they seem overwhelming?
For me, it’s learning to rest in the moment. It’s learning to accept the blessings of the moment amongst the difficulties. It’s learning to rest in who God is and what he has promised us.
What does this look like on a daily basis?
A husband who offers a reassuring hug
The laughter of innocent children
Long walks in the woods where silence is peaceful
It’s learning to accept the craziness of life and embracing it…even when that means long days when we don’t have dinner until 8:00 at night.
Life isn’t always easy, my friends. But contrary to popular belief, God never promised us that. He only promised that He would be with us in the midst of the difficulties. We just need to be still and rest in the knowledge that He is God.