Wednesday, October 8, 2014

It Said . . . Be Still

Fretting, running around, hand-wringing, excessive talking—think a chicken, a whole lot of cackling, feather fluffing and running in a circle with a long neck.  That's what I remind myself of when I'm overwhelmed, scared, anxious, or panicked.  It's not flattering.  That's why I put this scripture above the kitchen sink.  This verse immediately brings me a sense of peace and the desire to be still when I think of it. There is Someone in charge and it’s not me, thank heavens.

With their backs against the Red Sea and the mightiest empire’s army in front of them, over two million Israelites felt fear, overwhelmed, and panicked. Moses told them, “Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD.” (Exodus 14:13) He knew Someone more qualified than him was in charge, too.  I bet he thanked heavens, too.  Can you imagine herding a couple million chickens in the desert?

(This post is part of a 31 Day Writing Challenge hosted by Myquillyn Smith  To see other posts in the series, click here)

1 comment:

Ande said...

I love this series. I was so happy to read this today and appreciated it reminding me to be still. Thank you.