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In a world where almost everything is available in an instant, sometimes it’s a challenge just to be still. There’s always one more chore to complete, one more errand to run or one more e-mail to send. Even when our bodies are resting, our minds are often in full motion. We are always worrying about the future, planning our next move. A while a healthy amount of drive can be a good thing, did you know God actually wants you to be still sometimes?

Psalm 46:1 describes Him as “our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” That means we don’t have to become overwhelmed with anything life throws at us. We have a companion who is stronger than us and willing to help us when we need Him. We don’t have to be in control.

Jesus explains to Peter in Mark 11:22-24 that only faith is required when we call on God. He says, “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

Resist the temptation to try to completely control your circumstances today. Instead, ask God for help. Be still, and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10).

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