This is a guest post by Brittney! Check out her bio at the end of the post.
Mornings at my house are pretty chaotic. Neither my daughter nor I are morning people. We generally sleep until the last minute possible then scramble to get ready. Two females. One bathroom. 15 minutes. Seriously. Every day. Chaos is kind of an understatement when you really consider it. Clothes flying everywhere all while trying not to spit toothpaste in the other person's hair. Then a mad dash down the stairs to grab lunches and breakfast to eat in the car. Grabbing backpacks and laptops and shoes halfway on as we race out the door, barely catching the bus. It's always so much going. Never really time to stop to think or breathe. It can be extremely overwhelming, but weirdly, we've grown accustomed to our functional dysfunction.
It kind of reminds me of how we are in our hearts and minds sometimes. Everything happening all at the same time. We have a billion thoughts of worry and fear and uncertainty. This is especially true when life unexpectedly happens. In my life, I've also found it to be true when I just don't know what God is doing next. CHAOS in my heart and mind. Just a lot going on.
It's something about those times where I find comfort in two words- "Be Still." Another word for "still" is calm. There is a story in the Bible where Jesus and His disciples were out on the boat. While they were sailing, a storm started up. The disciples went into a frenzy. They were essentially freaking out! They had no clue of the outcome. They had feelings of doubt and fear and uncertainty. They were afraid that the sea would swallow them up. Jesus woke up and calmed the sea with those same two words- Be Still. Immediately the sea stopped and the waters were smooth. I like to think that not only did He calm the sea, but He also calmed their hearts and minds. "Be still" brought them an overwhelming and undeniable peace.
Whenever you begin to feel overwhelmed and uncertain and chaotic, remember those two words "Be. Still." We serve the one who calms the winds and the waves and He can calm your heart and mind too.
Hi! I’m Brittany.
I’m a Jesus obsessed, Starbucks loving, Target shopping, HGTV watching, Netflix binging, mama of one sweet-faced tweenage girl. I’m perfectly flawed, easy going and light-hearted. I call beautiful Columbus, Ohio home and I’m a diehard Ohio State Buckeyes fan. I love all things pretty, such as polka dots, bows, peonies, and lace. You can usually find me at home dressed in my sweats, a t-shirt I’ve had since 4th grade and a pair long fuzzy socks, curled up in a blanket on my couch.