Be still

Our house has been overflowing with sickness lately: One child, then another, then ourselves from lack of sleep and constant pampering of the feverish babes. As I lay next to my youngest at 7:15 one night, I knew that if I got up he would wake (a proven instance from having tried). I also knew that I didn’t want to stand, I felt yucky. My guess was that if I fell asleep at this early hour, I would wake at 3:00 in the morning and not be able to sleep again. My solution was to pray.
Laying there, praying, I had no more to say, so decided to listen. I’ve been told to do this, especially during a cherished year at Bethlehem Baptist learning “Be Still.” I loved the theme for women’s ministry that year. I forget though. I haven’t done this for awhile, so I was surprised when this verse comes out of silence: “Come to me you weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.”
How many new mothers out there need this verse? I needed this verse. Wow how that moment made me overflow with love and remembrance of all the times I was weak, but God was strong. He gives me the strength I need, especially after those sleepless nights of my children’s infancy.
So, I encourage you all “Be Still…” Know this, that God speaks only that which is aligned with His word, the Bible. “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” is from Matthew 11:28. See also Psalm 121. Our help comes from the Lord.

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