Sometimes its hard to be still. Usually its hard when we have growing internal needs that have been kept under wraps through business and task. To stop means to face what we feel; to give in to our internal reality, to listen to our own heart. This can be scary, daunting, unwanted. And so … we bustle onward and keep busy, not wanting to find out what would emerge if we were to truly stop and be still.
The problem is that the needs of the heart do not just go away. Somehow we have convinced ourselves that internal restlessness dissipates from lack of attention. Its just not true. In reality it increases its' noise until attention is granted, and time is not always a friend in this matter.
Stop trying to drowned out the voice of your heart through distractions. It will only cry louder, and not always kinder. Take the subtle cues instead of waiting for the explosive demands. I've lived out both, the latter is a disaster. Do you know that what you feel matters?
Life happens in and through the heart. What's in you matters. Dare to be still and process what you honestly feel. Find some space. Give it some time. Express. You must. Soon. You're courageous. You can do this.
In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. Isaiah 30:15
Katie Luse is a speaker and writer who is passionate about navigating life with eyes on a hunt for beauty.