Raging waters, rapids lapping and crashing from all sides. Some days in a blended family, it can feel like we are being attacked from every angle; our spouse, our children, our step children, our ex, their significant other, and the list continues to multiply. What can we do when we feel like we are being tossed around in a raging sea?
Stop. In every sense of the word, mentally and physically just stop.
In Psalm 46:10 it says: “Be still and know that I am God.”
Find a quiet place of solitude where you can go and be alone with God. If only for a few minutes. Shut the door on the rest of the world, the sounds, the noises of chaos. Grab God’s word and drink in His amazing grace. Breathe. In those few precious quiet moments of grace, ask God to calm your raging seas.
Heavenly father, you know my worries today. Your Word says in 1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” So God, I stand before you now and give you all that is upon me. You know everything that is causing me turmoil. I give it all to you now, totally abandoned. I surrender every care, every worry. I surrender every attempt to control these people and circumstances. Your Will, not mine, be done, with all of it God. Thank you Lord, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Author: Tanya Phillips