Do you like change? I am one of these unusual people who thrives on it. Change can be daunting, but it means things are moving. It means that you are still taking steps. Recently, my life has been refreshingly overwhelmed by change. In part, this has been due to decisions on my part; some significant, some not so much. And in part this has been due to circumstances beyond my control. Either way, I have entered a new season. Today Psalm 46:10 grabbed my attention. 'Be still and know that I am God'. There is a time to be active and a time to be still. I have been caught up in a hive of activity - taking steps, making plans; initiating, organising, implementing. This busyness was necessary in order to propel me into this new season. But now it is time to be still; to know that He is God. He is in control.
All is not perfect (is it ever?). There are situations in my life which are unresolved. There are question marks over which step to take next. There is uncertainty and there is tension. But there is faith. Faith that He is God. That - as always - He has a plan. He is - as ever - in control. There is hope in His promises; in His ever-perfect timing. There is a time to be active and a time to be still. There is a time to act on His instructions and a time to wait for further guidance. How can we wait on Him if we are never still? How can we hear His whisper? We do not need to be always moving, always running. Not every decision needs to be now. Sometimes we need to take rest with Him; to be refreshed and restored. Often we need to spend time in His presence; to know Him, to be.
If the path ahead is misty, or the next step is hidden: be still. And know that He is God.
He's got this.
About the Author: I'm Ruth. I am a Christian girl, married to Gary and a mummy to two beautiful children. As a family, we are part of Kerith Community Church. I work part time as a nurse and enjoy singing, writing and wearing pajamas (not to work). I would love to speak publicly about God one day, so I am working on overcoming my fear of walking up stairs in heels.
My childhood was difficult and my teenage years were eventful. Mess Into Message is all about my life now, my life then and what I have learned along the way. My hope is that in (over)sharing my story, others might be encouraged and inspired. I am still very much on a journey and I have a feeling it's going to be a interesting one. But I am expectant and excited to discover what God has planned for me.