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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chill…(A Calm Resolve to Wait for the Salvation of God)

My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him.
 He only is my rock and my salvation
He is my defense;
I shall not be moved.
 In God is my salvation and my glory
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.

Psalms 62:5-7 (NKJV)

In the last few days, things have been suggested about people I trust, colleagues with whom I’ve built relationships which disappoints me deeply.  I am processing this information differently than in the past, in part I believe, because I am committed to being in His Peace. (am I finally becoming the peaceful warrior?)  While I have listened (and perhaps I shouldn’t have), I prayed, and did nothing more.  I may finally be learning discernment.  Sometimes when something is revealed to you, your only responsibility is to take it in; there may well be more to the story.  Through it all, I have asked only that He would guide me, be with me, allowing me to cling to Him, the Rock.

I want to chill like that....
What should one do in the face of disappointment? Are you inclined to strike back? Is that behavior that would glorify God? What if you discovered you were wrong?  This lesson is a tough one, but I get why the stakes are high.  I must master this task…Patience.  Quiet.  Stillness.  In a brand new spiritual way, I’m learning to chill. 

According to the urban dictionary, to chill is to “calm down.” It also means “the state of being surprisingly content with or in an unfamiliar circumstance.” That’s it.  Who knew that revelation might come courtesy of urban lexicon?  In times of trial, confusion, uncertainty, we have a Rock to which we may draw nigh, achieving calm despite chaos.  For someone so violently action oriented, it isn’t easy, but it’s important, so I’m going to give it a shot.  I hereby declare my intention to CHILL.

Later in Psalms 62, it is said,

Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah

That is my assignment.  Trust.  Pour out.  Be Still.  Okay, Lord, I’m letting you drive, and I’m chilling while you work.  To chill, as a divine assignment…a delightful reminder that God is good.


  1. thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and so happy to find yours! very inspirational ♥

  2. Tara, thanks for the reminder to chill out and let God do the driving! I needed that so much today.

  3. We may not like what we hear all the time - I am glad you are able to take it in and try for peace.
    Love the picture.


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