Wednesday, April 8 | by Gwenn Fitzpatrick
(Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, 2001 – CGH #569)
“What heights of love, what depths of peace
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease.”
Striving is a word that we don’t use much anymore; though, if we’re honest, it is something we spend our lives doing. Striving is defined as exerting much effort or energy, struggling or fighting vigorously, often in opposition. As scheduled people, we hustle from one thing to another, striving to get through our days and get it all done. It’s a pride issue, you know. We think they can’t do it without us. We even brag about having more to do than others. When did busyness become a virtue?
“Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)
I need to constantly remind myself that the Almighty God, the Creator of the universe, is in control. Instead of running to take the lead, I need to be thankful that I am not the one in charge. He is greater, I need to become less. (John 3:30) Our hearts yearn to experience the heights of His love and depths of His peace (Romans 11:33). His divine power has given us everything we need (2 Peter 1:3).
“In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song.”
We have to let go of our fears and our sense of self-importance, taking the time to be still and listen at His Feet.
“Here in the death of Christ, I live!”
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