By Kohl M.

Confirmation Class of 2015

God is always there for me but I don’t always give my time in return. God chooses me to do something. He has a plan for me. But in my busyness I forget about Jesus and His plans. I have a busy life.

Sometimes I struggle to stay focused, filling my mind with chaos when I have several things to do. The Spirit speaks to me in this verse, “Be still!” because I need to stop and let the Lord’s strength come into me. I don’t necessarily know how this will work, but I trust that God has given me this verse so that the chaos I feel will get better.

This verse reminds me to close my eyes so I can find stillness in my mind. This is a way for me to say, “Enough!” to the distractions so that I can be aware of the Holy Spirit. This can relieve stress because I know that God is in control.

In the stillness I acknowledge that He is the Creator of the universe and all that is in it. He is so awesome to send His Son to save me from my sins. Jesus died on the cross so that I wouldn’t have to suffer. He rose from the dead and promises me eternal life together with Him.

Through this verse, I can be reminded to close my eyes, letting in only God and His greatness. In the stress of everyday life like school and other activities I need God to shine His light into my heart. God uses stillness to make it into my life even when I don’t feel like I have the time.

Be still, and know that I am God. -Psalm 46:10a

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