When your heart feels hurried…

Snowflake photo by paulapaulac (flickr creative commons) ‘Tis the season to be busy.

There are gifts to buy, meals to make, trips to take, decorations to be hung, songs to be sung, places to go, people to see…

It’s December 1st and I’m already tired.

Anyone else?

I read the words…

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

But how can I be still when there’s so much going on?

Of course, the first answer is to simplify my life.

Yet the kind of stillness God is talking about isn’t just about my circumstances. It’s about being still on the inside.

I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother. Psalm 131:2

What is a weaned child like?

One that has learned to stop asking for

more, more, more

and instead simply rests in the arms of

love, love, love.

My hurry and stress come from that want of more. I want to do more, be more, pack more in to these few short days. Then it seems God whispers to my heart, “Enough. You are enough. You have enough. In the middle of the busy, make a quiet place inside and stay with me. My love is what you really need.”

I settle, quiet down, breathe a sigh of relief.

The miracle of Christmas?

God came for us so we could come to Him.

Even (especially) in the busy, broken, chaos of our lives.

‘Tis the season to be still.  

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About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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