In the chaos of the day I find myself feeling overcome with stress and anxiety. Everywhere I turn this world is full of confusion, if I allow it to, it will overtake me leaving me with feelings of inadequacy as I become less and less capable of handling life. Even the small tasks can become unsurmountable as I lose perspective among the chaos. I find myself becoming worn and empty. But, when I chose to listen; when I pause to hear the sounds of God all around me, I find His voice ready to still the storm that has overtaken me.
“And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. (Mark 4:39)”
But, when I chose to listen . . . in the stillness I can hear the birds chirp and the breeze blow through the trees. I can see the sunlight as it glistens across the water; I can feel God’s calming voice spreading through my soul bringing peace in the midst of the stress of life. Just like a cool glass of water that courses through a thirsty body, God’s peace renews me bringing perspective to the day. For “when I chose to listen” God is all around me filling me with peace.