Monday, April 12, 2021

Holy Calm

 Year 9- Day 102: Today, I am grateful for holy calm. 

There is an old hymn called, "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms". The chorus talks about the holy calm found when we learn to lean on the everlasting arms of Jesus. Earworm has been singing it as I have contemplated today's quote. 

"Earth has no words that can convey the holy calm of a soul leaning on Jesus." -Charles Spurgeon

There is a deep rooted truth in those words. There is a "holy calm" that takes over when we surrender our worries to Jesus. 

There are nights I wake up and pray. I figure if I can't sleep, time in prayer is never wasted. Right? In that time, there is peace... even when the trials are large and we feel outnumbered. There is rest in Him... always.  

When I was a teen, BJ Thomas sang a song, "You Gave Me Love (When Nobody Gave Me A Prayer". The song always evoked a sense of "holy calm". You can listen to it here:

Lovely, right? It suggests an intimacy between us and God that changes everything. Imagine, the God of the Universe singing over us to calm our fears. It creates a powerful image. 

"For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” -Zephaniah 3:17

There is no burden He cannot carry. There is no trial where He cannot bring a victory. He is the calm in every storm. 

Today, I am grateful for holy calm. 

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