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There is no problem too big God cannot solve.

There is no mountain too tall He cannot move.

There is no storm too dark God cannot calm.

There is no sorrow too deep, God cannot soothe.

That’s the way the song goes…

And that’s the way… our God rolls 🙂

 

But our life at times is filled with so much “noise” from the world around us

that we can’t even be “still” before Him even for a few moments

to be in His presence.

That even the internal noise of our thoughts rob us of those precious times with Him.

 

In the quietness of our soul we can experience such peace and healing, strength and a blessed assurance.

In sweet surrender His grace immerses us into His Love.

It is where we begin to hear Him more clearly.

His voice… His whispers…

It is where our prayer life grows and our faith is supernaturally edified.

In the “stillness of our soul” we are in a place in His Throne of Grace

 

Don’t be afraid to be “still” before Him.

Once we do and make it a habit.

Life is more fulfilling and complete

in spite what’s going on around us.

Our God is an AWESOME GOD!

 

He never sleeps, never rests… waiting for us always………. with open arms…………….* 

 

Yes, be still before Him

let God AMAZE YOU! 

 

 ”So do not fear, for I am with you; 

   do not be dismayed, for I am your God. 
I will strengthen you and help you; 
   I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:9

 

For He said, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; 
   I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 
 When you pass through the waters, 
   I will be with you; 
and when you pass through the rivers, 
   they will not sweep over you. 
When you walk through the fire, 
   you will not be burned; 
   the flames will not set you ablaze. 
 For I am the LORD your God… your Savior.

Isaiah 43:1-3

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This is such a beautifulbeautiful….         thing written by a French priest in 1954..

Priest prays on Sunday Night

It is so touching……….         inspiring………..       and uplifting…………

to those who always give…………..  love…………..         care………….

Don’t change or give up just because……….

You owe it to yourself to read this……….         share this…………..       live this……………*

Tonight, Lord, I am alone.

Little by little the sounds
died down in the church.
The people went away,
And I came home,
Alone.

I passed people who were
returning from a walk.
I went by the cinema
that was disgorging its crowd.
I skirted café terraces where tired strollers
were trying to prolong t
he pleasure of a Sunday holiday.
I bumped into youngsters
playing on the footpath,
Youngsters, Lord,
Other people’s youngsters
who will never be my own.

Here I am, Lord,
Alone.
The silence troubles me,
The solitude oppresses me.

Lord, I’m 35 years old,
A body made like others,
ready for work,
A heart meant for love,
But I’ve given you all.
It’s true of course, that you needed it.
I’ve given you all, but it is hard, Lord.
It’s hard to give one’s body;
it would like to give itself to others.
It’s hard to love everyone and to claim no one.
It’s hard to shake a hand
and not want to keep it.
It’s hard to inspire affection,
only to give it to you.
It’s hard to be nothing to oneself
in order to be everything to others.
It’s hard to be like others, among others,
and be an other to them.
It’s hard always to give
without trying to receive.
It’s hard to seek out others
and to be oneself unsought.
It’s hard to be told secrets,
and never be able to share them.
It’s hard to carry others
and never, even for a moment, be carried.
It’s hard to sustain the feeble
and never be able to lean on one
who is strong.

It’s hard to be alone,
Alone before everyone,
Alone before the world,
Alone before suffering,
death,
sin.

Son, you are not alone,
I am with you.
I am you.
For I needed another human vehicle
to continue my Incarnation
and my Redemption.
Out of all eternity, I chose you.
I need you.

I need your hands to continue to bless,
I need your lips to continue to speak,
I need your body to continue to suffer,
I need your heart to continue to love,
I need you to continue to save,
Stay with me.

Here I am Lord,
Here is my body,
my heart,
my soul,
Grant that I may be
big enough to reach the world,
Strong enough to carry it.
Pure enough to embrace it
without wanting to keep it.

Grant that I may be a meeting-place,
but a temporary one,
A road that does not end in itself,
because everything to be gathered there,
everything human, must be led to you.

Lord, tonight, while all is still
and I feel sharply the sting of solitude,
While people devour my soul
and I feel incapable of satisfying their hunger,
While the world presses on my shoulders
with all its weight
of misery and sin,
I repeat to you my “yes”
—not in a burst of laughter, but slowly,
clearly, humbly.

Alone, Lord,
before you,
In the peace of the evening.

– – – written by Fr. Michel Quoist, 1954, France

May God give you His Peace.

Lift you up…..

Give you strength….

And guide you in all you do***

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Rest in the Lord your God

Sometimes we just need to pause for a moment and let our spirit rest. To be quiet and be calm in the midst of the thoughts in our head. Setting aside for a moment our obligations and responsibilities of the day to let God’s spirit fill our well that is drying up. To refresh us as we pass through a barren desert.

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