Tuesday, June 30, 2009
“Be still, and know that I am God.” —Psalm 46:10
“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” says the old song. Yet for many people worries and stresses don’t take a summer vacation.
That doesn’t mean, however, that we have to respond with panic or anxiety. As Dr. Norman Vincent Peale said, “Life can be wonderful… if you will just get the stillness of God into your body, mind, and soul. Do the best you can; do good, be good. Then put it all into His hands and trust Him. Don't be excited; don't be nervous; don't be tense. Just be still. Remember that He is God, and He will give the peace and power of God to you.”
And Dr. Peale offered some scriptures for relaxing tension: Mark 4:39; John 14:27; Philippians 4:7; Matthew 11:28. Read these verses slowly and take them deep within yourself.