Sit still

  

  
Sit still, my children! Just sit calmly still! Nor deem these days– these waiting days as ill! The One who loves you best, who plans your way, had not forgetten your great need today! And, if He waits, it’s sure He waits to prove to you, His tender child, His Heart’s deep love.

Sit still, my children! Just sit calmly still! You greatly long to know your dear Lord’s will! While anxious thoughts would almost steal their way. Corrodingly within, because of His delay– Persuade yourself in simple faith to rest. That He, who knows and loves, will do the best. 

Sit still my children! Just sit calmly still! Nor move one step, not even one, until His way has opened. Then, ah then, how sweet! How glad your heart, and then how swift your feet, Your inner being then, ah then, how strong! And waiting days not counted then too long.

Sit still, my Daughter! Just sit calmly still! What higher service could you for Him fill? It’s hard! Ah yes! But choicest things must cost! For lack of losing all much is lost! It’s hard, it’s true! But then — He gives you grace. To count the hardest spot the sweetest place. -J.Danson Smith

Learning to stay still before God is my aim for this holiday break. I always struggled with this the most. There is a wonderful power in being still. 

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