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“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

Sometimes God says, “Breathe.”


Stop doing. Stop with the self-reliance. Give yourself a rest.

Take a Sabbath.

Take a walk.

Put your phone away and your calendar and your e-mail inbox. We deceive ourselves into thinking we’ve got a handle on it…that we are in control…that one more extra thing proves our worth and value.

We’re good at doing, but we are not so good at being.

Being almost seems like laziness.

How much we don’t understand about what being really means.


“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14

Be still in the knowledge that God is in control. Take each worrisome thought and lay at his feet. Take your daily checklist and place it in his hands. The frantic need to order your life will only leave you empty and weary. This is not the way God intended us to live. Racing through life is not really living anyway.

Being requires trust. To be still demonstrates intimacy with Jesus. Surrendering allows God to work on our behalf.


“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10

Life to the full. Abundant life.

Christ came to give us abundant life – a life full of his presence.

Breathe and rest in God’s abundant presence in the quietness and the chaos. Be still when the day is calm and when the storm is raging. The enemy tries to steal, kill and destroy that abundance with a cheap counterfeit of fullness. The more we do the better we’ll be.

And so, God says, “Breathe.”

Rest in his Sovereignty.

Let him fight your battles.

Be in his presence.



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