Just posting the verses below..because.
Because it is so hitting my heart.
We build our own plans, and they become our false gods and we scream at these plans “are you right, will this work? Am I going to succeed? I need to know!”
We make our worries into idols, pouring out love and undeserved attention to them as we say “where will my next step lead? What if I misstep? Am I going to fall? I am so scared I won’t be ok! Oh please, please let me make it, let me be ok!”
And the only answer is the echo of our own screams as they bounce off of the surface of the lifeless idols and false gods we just created.
And if only.
If only we understood that all we really needed to do was stop.
Stop in awe and wonder in the presence of our fully living Lord and be quiet.
Our Lord is.
He is living.
He is breathing.
He is there.
He is speaking.
And there is nothing false or lifeless about Him.
But if we are so busy trying to make the very false god of Our Own Plans and the man made idol of Our Own Worry hear from us – we will fail..
..to wait in holy silence, on the voice of our Living Lord when He speaks to us.
Just a thought.
Waiting in Silence For His Truth and Authentically Yours,
“Of what value is an idol carved by a craftsman? Or an image that teaches lies?
For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation;
he makes idols that cannot speak!
Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’
Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’
Can it give guidance?
It is covered with gold and silver;
there is no breath in it!
The Lord is in His holy temple;
let all the earth be silent before Him.”