rest for the soul

Sometimes, seemingly out of the blue, we receive news we never saw coming. It can be simple and small, just enough to make us shake our heads and wonder how to respond. Or it can be life-altering, stunning us into silence, grasping for any way to navigate raw emotions and swirling questions.

We don’t know what to think … or do. We don’t know how to pray.

I was reminded again this week that silence is a very appropriate prayer! It acknowledges that the One to whom we pray knows our hearts when we can’t even speak. It positions us not to offer any of our own answers, but to sit ready to hear whatever He will say.

I hope the verses in today’s breakfast “psalm” will encourage each of us to fix our eyes on the LORD for His answers when we pray: 🍁

𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥⁣ 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶?⁣

⁣𝘚𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋,⁣ 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴.⁣

𝘜𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶, 𝘐 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴,⁣

𝘖 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘥𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘴. ⁣

𝘉𝘦𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥, 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴⁣

𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,⁣

𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘥

⁣𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴,⁣

𝘴𝘰 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘎𝘖𝘋.⁣

𝘊𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘺⁣

𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬,⁣

𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘐 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶.⁣

𝘞𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰,⁣

𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘠𝘰𝘶.⁣ ⁣

𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘴,⁣

“𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥.⁣

𝘈𝘴𝘬 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘭𝘥, 𝘎𝘰𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘺,⁣

𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘵.⁣

𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥⁣

𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴.”⁣ ⁣

𝐈 𝐒𝐚𝐦𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝟑:𝟏𝟕 • 𝐈 𝐒𝐚𝐦𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝟑:𝟗 • 𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟏𝟐𝟑:𝟏-𝟐 • 𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟏𝟒𝟑:𝟖 𝟐 • 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝟐𝟎:𝟏𝟐 • 𝐉𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐚𝐡 𝟔:𝟏𝟔

photo credit: shopterrain on Instagram

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