Friday’s announcement came with a lot of emotion, did it not? The nation was divided between shouts of joy and outrage. There were tears of relief and tears of mourning.
Being the Catholic of the non-cafeteria variety, you can imagine where I stand on this issue, BUT that is not the point of this post – believe it or not. (If that’s something you want to tactfully talk about, email me, friend.)
Instead, I want to talk about big emotion.
Do you ever find yourself so overwhelmed and indignant over something that you can’t stand and fight? You know that point where you are just so emotionally distraught that you feel so small and insignificant that you can’t make an impact on an issue that you hold close to your heart? It’s like you are paralyzed with grief, and at the same time, you feel guilty for not doing more, being more, saying more.
What if at that moment you aren’t being called to be a voice? What if, instead, you are being called to be still? What if in your despair, God is asking you to reflect on Him so He can give you the strength to do His work?
So next time I find myself in this situation, I’m not going to beat myself up for finding myself speechless. Instead I am going to be still and know He is God. In that stillness and silence, He will tell me what needs to be done, and He will qualify me when I am called.
Thank you to Kristen from Vine of Plenty for illustrating one of my favorite Psalms. Check in with her every Monday this Summer for her Summer of Psalms project. Each beautiful illustration is yours to download and print for free. So generous of her! Thanks for using your gifts to glorify, Kristen. Follow her on Instagram for the latest xo