Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I think that word is fast becoming my mantra for 2012. I am a control freak, no two ways about it. Belonging to Christ, I know my trust needs to be in Him. Not me. This need for control has caused me countless problems in my life ranging from anxiety to stomach issues. Not fun. Yesterday I came across this verse and I knew it was for me. Psalm 62:5 tells us "Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him." Finally, actual concrete direction that I can follow. Everyone tells me "just manage your stress", "don't worry so much", "just give it to God". I want to do all that. I really do! But, how? Wait quietly before God. Do...nothing. These words resonate truth within my spirit and I feel peace creeping through my soul. A light bulb moment. Stop striving, stop driving toward the goal, stop controlling, stop, stop, stop. Wait quietly. This is how you trust. This is how you surrender. The joy of having God illuminate His path for me is indescribable. In classic "God-fashion" His way is so perfectly simple. So...I surrender. I wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him.   


  1. Hi Courtney, I found your blog from the newbie party at DebbieDoos. I love this post. Sometimes it is hard to do nothing, wait quietly, and wait for some sign that you are following his path. I understand!!
    PS... I have four kids too, grown now :)

  2. I think it's particularly hard for moms to wait quietly. We are fixers by nature. Thanks for commenting. Yay for the four kids club! Four is just perfect :)