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Life is very complex now. We have many things to think about. Where we are working, is it

remote or in-person? Did we bring a mask for the indoors? Will there be cancelations or

delays and what are the impacts of the same? Temperaments are tested like never before.


Our God says, "Calm down, and learn that I am God! All nations on earth will honor me,

Psalm 46:10 (CEV).


Calming down is a choice and it takes focus. Why? The hustle and bustle of life offer many

distractions, especially if we do not acknowledge the Lord on the front end for direction.

Proverbs 3:5 reminds us to: Trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding.


Calming down means that we stop long enough to contemplate what God is saying to us

and seek clarity. We need to meditate the Scriptures that pertain to our promises!


Calming down moves us through disappointments and grief when we feel that we have

a reason to feel low. I know that there are days when our personal sentiments are less

than optimal. Our energy can be low because the prayers that we prayed did not yield

the outcomes we desired yet. This is really hard, because we feel alone when prayers are

not delivered at our assigned times. Don't walk in that quicksand!


Calm your heart and learn that He is God. He knows all the squares on the full quilt.

We may be on the top of the handiwork. The quilt is still in progress. Don't rely on

the daily hustle and bustle to solve any issues. We can miss the still, quiet voice of God's

plan in lots of activity. Be quiet. Disconnect the phone, social media and other

devices for a time. Honor His faithfulness that things are as good as they are,

albeit not perfect.


Watch! Your perspective will change. Answers will flow. This applies to business, home,

church or government.


Read more blogs on: https://www.marilynnjames.com/. Join us on Tuesday,

September 7, 2021 at 6 p.m. for the session on "Growing Faith." Register on

the events tab. The Zoom link will be sent.









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