BREATHING GOD

© Tee-Tee Barnes Photos 2014
BREATHING GOD

© Tee-Tee Barnes Photos 2014  
Inhale
JESUS

Exhale
NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES

Inhale
EMMANUEL


Exhale
GOD WITH US

Inhale
MY COMFORT


Exhale
PEACE

Inhale
MY SHELTER


Exhale
TRUST

I lay on the couch trying to catch a few winks before taking my daughter to the doctor. I was scared of what we’d find out but doing my best to rest in God. To just trust Him that this is in His eternal hands. In my gut I knew everything would be okay but at the same time, my breath came fast through my mouth and nose reminding me that I was worrying about something I didn’t need to worry about because as I was telling her, “God’s got this”. Was I lying to her? No. But I wasn’t believing it myself either.

As I lay there the words above began to circulate through my brain and as I repeated them (mostly so I wouldn’t forget them and could write them down later), they still had the affect I needed. My breathing calmed. My body began to relax. My head sunk a little deeper into my pillow and I think, yes, for a few minutes, I slept.

How do we trust God? By breathing Him in and out. Letting Him soak into our hearts and souls and minds. JUST.BREATHE.JESUS.

© Karen Murphy Photography 2014
 
PSALM 131
New Revised Standard Version
Psalm 131:1-3 :   Song of Quiet Trust
A Song of Ascents. Of David.

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up,
    my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
    too great and too marvelous for me.
 But I have calmed and quieted my soul,

    like a weaned child with its mother;
    my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.
 O Israel, hope in the Lord
    from this time on and forevermore.

THANK YOU TEE-TEE and KAREN FOR THE PHOTOS!
© Marcie Bridges, Heart Thoughts, 2014
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7 thoughts on “BREATHING GOD

  1. A beautiful reminder of how, when we connect ourselves to the Source of all peace Himself, our hearts become calmed and stilled in His Presence! Thank you, Marcie. Be blessed as you rest in Him. 🙂 x

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  2. Thank you both for your words of encouragement. God really is so good and gives us exactly what we need each moment, day by day, to sustain us and pull us through.

    Blessings,
    Marcie

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  3. Marcie, this is beautiful! Like Joanna, I breathed as you directed while I read it and felt God's sweet presence flood over me. Thank you. You're so precious.

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  4. I love the idea of breathing him in and out. After all without Him we'd have no breath. Just thinking on His attributes, His character is calming. It's learning how to just abide. To just lean in when things get hard.

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  5. Hi Anne! I apologize for just now writing back to you. Yes! Learning to abide and to rest in Him and lean on His everlasting arms! Thank you for stopping by! Blessings, Marcie 🙂

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