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To Just be in this Moment

Today’s five minute friday word is “just”.

When I saw today’s word, the first thing that came to mind was “just breathe”.

Many of you know that I struggle with anxiety since Rebekah’s accident. The dark fears and “what ifs” are my constant companions.

The only way I know to combat this thinking is to live right in this moment. To just be.

Just be happy that the sun is shining. Just be blessed to feel my little one’s arms around my neck. Just be at ease, at this moment, as my four healthy boys are asleep in their beds.

Psalm 46:10 says “Be still and know that I am God”

Could “be still” mean to just quietly be? To allow yourself this moment to simply breathe?

Sometimes in order to “just be” we need to accept our season of life. We need to take a step back and see it for what it is.

That is my hope for you today. That where ever you are, whatever you are struggling with, that you take a moment to “just be” and allow God to bring you peace right here at this moment.

Sometimes we need to embrace our moment as well as “just be”. These posts on the concept of embrace might interest you.

Do You have the Courage to let go of the Sunset

A call to Embrace

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8 thoughts on “To Just be in this Moment”

  1. I love these thoughts. I’ve been practicing breath prayers and your post reminded me, because what I’ve used is this: As I breathe in I say “Be still”, and as I breathe out I say “and know that I am God.” It helps me to slow down, breathe deeply and remember that He is God and He is in control and I can trust Him. Blessings to you, Heather!

    1. “and do the next thing” I recently read an excerpt from one of Elisabeth Elliot’s books in which she says that same thing. When life was completely overwhelming for her she would just focus on the next thing. I thought it was such wise advice 🙂 And here you are saying the same thing. Do you think God is trying to tell me something lol

  2. Just breathe is a constant theme in my life, especially breathing out and letting go of that breath that I am holding on to way to tightly. Yes, just exhale and sit with the abundance of what we all have.

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