Right now, as a full time college student and recording artist, I am completely immersed in a season of busyness. I feel like I have no time to spend at the feet of Jesus and certainly not enough time to stop and breathe within my schedule. I finally spent time to pray and journal today for the first time in too long. I wrote out upwards of 50 questions that were pleas to God, asking about my life, direction, etc. At the end of my journaling I was reminded to end my monologue and let God speak, and I did my best to do that. After minutes of just silence, I suddenly felt a small but distinct whisper to my soul saying, simply: “Trust Me.” What a response to my demanding questions! To all 50+ worries that I had been holding in my heart, God’s response was just to trust Him. Proverbs 3:5-6 says,“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.”
As a programmer, I’m sure there are days when the world makes you feel like you’re drowning: You have a ton of new songs to listen to, staff to interact with, listeners to please, and maybe some hard conversations with promoters—You’re tired and the stress of life weighs heavily on your shoulders; and the future may seem daunting and unknown. But the Lord never calls us to be too busy or too worried—He calls us to be still. It says in Psalm 46:10, “He says, Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among all the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.” Stillness in today’s world feels impossible, but that’s what we are commanded to do. The moment we take our lives into our own hands and don’t make time for stillness is the moment we begin to feel waves of worry and uncertainty. God is God and we are not—Thank goodness for that! He holds you in His hands in this moment and every moment. Trust Him with your life and keep His promises in your heart. Be still in His presence and take a deep breath. Allow the Lord to speak life and truth to your soul— He knows just what you need.