Turn it off…Thoughts on today, April 14th, 2020

Blue Ridge

I realize from time to time that I have been in the noise too long and I need a break. Before COVID19 my schedule was so full that anytime I got into a vehicle to go from one place to another, I never turned the radio on, it was the only silence I found in the day. Now in the midst of COVID19 I find myself in the very same place, maybe worse. I say worse because as much as I embrace social media in the good times I find myself even more turning to the headlines and the messages coming from around the world. Turn it off…

Not forever, but for a time, at various times, before you drown.

Lamentations 3:22-27 (NLT)
The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!”
The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.
So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord. And it is good for people to submit at an early age to the yoke of his discipline:

God’s mercies begin fresh every morning. After a good nights sleep, when you’re rested, when you’re not carrying the weight of a full day. This is the time when I fuel up, the time when I get prepared for all the stuff that I will surely face this day. And trust me, each new day brings new challenges. There will be lots of stuff you didn’t expect. This is the time when I remind myself God loves me. God is working things for my good. God has promised that He is always with me, no matter what I may walk through this day. When we expect to see God we will see His hand all through our day, yes even in the difficult things of the day. It is in these early morning hours where we search His Word to know Him when we see Him in our day.

Turn off the noise. Start your day in silence. Your day will be better because of it. By the way, this is for me this morning, I hope it helps you too, but it’s for me. I’m going to enjoy the silence today.

God loves you and so do I.