Monday, August 4, 2014

Quiet You

The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
       Zephaniah 3:17

Ever had those days when your emotions just seem to run wild?  You know what I mean, for no apparent reason you wake feeling sad or empty.  The more you try to figure out "what in the world is going on", the sadder or emptier you feel.

Feeling this way isn't necessarily wrong but there is a better way!  Trust in The Lord, take Him at His word.  His word says that He will quiet you with His love.  Don't know about you but that sounds like an extremely good promise to grab onto...

Picture with me for a moment or two, the love between a mom and her baby. The house would be quiet, so early in the morning, except for the uncontrollable crying of her baby. She has tried everything; changing the diaper, a warm bottle of milk, a favorite rattle but all to no avail.  The rocking chair in the corner looks inviting as she picks up the crying child and begins to gently rock to and fro.  Soon the baby is snuggling silently against her chest and all seems well once again!  Her love has quieted the cries.

I leave you now with that mental picture as I see the rocker and my Heavenly Father calling me to snuggle against Him as He quiets me with His love.