Be Still

by Araceli (Sally) Cardenas

by Araceli (Sally) Cardenas

Do you find yourself dreading the holidays? Hoping Christmas day and New Year’s Eve would come and go like any other day.

This Christmas, I feel compelled to give others the gift I received that day—Hope. No matter what you face as you transition from one year to the next, Jesus Christ is Our Perfect Hope. Not just on Christmas day but all year long. He is present. He sees you. He hears you. He knows you by name. He has witnessed your story from beginning to end. He knows every intimate detail about you and knows what you are facing at this very moment.

Today, He’s inviting you into a personal, intimate relationship. He’s inviting you to be still in His presence and rest in His love for you. Begin by grabbing your Bible as a lifeline and start with a simple prayer, “Lord, I need you. Show me how to be still in Your presence.” Find a quiet place and read this key verse, “Be still and know that I am God,” found in Psalm 46:10 (NIV) for yourself. Allow this key verse to ground you at the busiest time of year when everything and everyone is clamoring for your attention.

His words hold the power to heal, restore, and redirect you. He’s the only One with the power to quiet your restless soul. It all begins with an invitation to go beyond the Christmas lights and holiday cheer, “Be still and know that I am God.”

This is an excerpt from @OurStory.Magazine Winter Edition “Be Still”.

This Christmas, I would be delighted to share a digital version of Our Story’s Winter Edition, along with a Bible verse guide on Hope, a gift to you in December by clicking the link below. May both resources inspire you on your journey of faith.

For now, allow me to share a lock screen with the key verse that grounded my soul when I needed it most. Thank you, Jodie @jgwritesandpaints, for the delicate and gentle design, and the lovely exchange that led to our collaboration.

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