I’m the first to admit, I’m not a runner.
Recently I was having this conversation with friends and the topic turned to running as a form of working out. I listened as my friend shared with me that she felt so fulfilled when she’s running.
My response? I’m more of a beside the still waters kind of girl.
While it stirred laughter in the moment, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that there’s something so beautiful about being a beside the still waters kind of girl.
“His tracks take me to an oasis of peace near the quiet brook of bliss. That’s where he restores and revives my life.”
– Psalm 23 TPT
It’s when we sit quietly, in the stillness of His presence, that we give Him the most of our attention. We remove all the distractions of life and give honor to our Creator and space for Him to speak to us. The first verse in Psalm 23 says, “Yahweh is my best friend and my shepherd. I always have more than enough.” It’s in His presence that we experience all of who God is in a way that reduces all our distractions and fills us with a peace that is beyond understanding. We want to find fulfillness and purpose in the doing, in the busyness of life, but, as David shares in Psalm 23, it’s in His presence that we want for nothing. He is all we need. Daughter, He wants to be all you need.
Are you looking for peace today? Are there storms in your life right now that are leaving you feeling anxious, frustrated, or even lost? God wants to invite you to sit beside His still waters. To step away from all the distractions; even if that’s stowing yourself away in your closet, without your phone for a little bit and allow His presence to heal you, to restore you and allow Him to speak to you in a new way.
If you’re a woman who hears God’s voice through worship music like I do, I would love to invite you to download and listen to Brandon Lake’s song, “Gratitude,” as you sit in His presence today.
Father, I thank you for your daughter. Thank you for seeing her needs and meeting her right where she’s at. I pray that as she sits with you, beside the still waters, that you would wash over her in a fresh way. Pour your Holy Spirit over her like the waves wash against the shores. Release any areas of her heart that are feeling anxious or lost. Dry her tears with the palms of your hands. Speak words of affirmation over her head and annoint her. Reminder her of who she is in You. Thank you Heavenly Father for loving us so deeply and so profoundly. Amen.
Let His love wash over you this week friends,