I've felt the need to quiet my heart this week. To be still and listen. So often I want to talk and fix and go and be in constant motion. But sometimes I feel called to sit and just be. It's difficult but often results in a sweetness and peace that was impossible to feel while go-go-going.
I think often, we busy ourselves as a defense for dealing with our true heart issues. As long as we don't sit still for too long, we don't have to wrestle with that issue or feel that particular discomfort. I'm learning to lean into the uncomfortable stillness at times. Because that's when I grow. I don't expect an immediate answer or quick solution to my questions. But rather, a peace that allows me to sit comfortably in the unanswered.
This is the song that's been filling up my soul this week as I do that.
Oh Love, That Will Not Let Me Go - by Robbie Seay Band & Audrey Assad
Oh, love that will not let me go / I rest me weary soul in Thee / I give You back this life I owe / And in Your ocean depths its flow / May richer fuller be // Oh, light that follows all my way / I yield my flickering torch to Thee / And my heart restores its borrowed ray / That in Your sunshines blaze, its day / May brighter, fairer be // Rejoice my heart, Rejoice my soul / My Savior God has come to Thee / Rejoice my heart, You've been made whole / By a love that will not let me go || Oh, joy that seeks me through the pain / I cannot close my heart to Thee / I chase the rainbow through the rain / And feel the promise is not vain / That morn shall tearless be // Oh, cross that lifts and holds my head / I dare not ask to fly from thee / I lay in dust life's glory dead / that from the ground there blossoms red / life that shall endless be
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