Stop

STOPThe pace of today’s living often prevents us from stopping long enough to recognise the beauty and peace that surrounds us.

We do not have to be in the middle of a rainforest or on a cliff overlooking the sea. Even in the midst of the noise and activity of the concrete jungle, there is evidence of the beauty of creation.

Sometimes we get so involved in our day to day activities and the problems of our work and family, we can tend to forget about our own needs.

It is important for us to stop occasionally in a quiet spot, take a few deep breaths, close our eyes and remind ourselves we have been created by a God who loves us.

That same God wants us to rest in the knowledge He will constantly support us, even though we might distance ourselves from Him from time to time.

Irrespective of the problems that surround us in our day to day struggles, we can still enjoy that inner peace which comes from knowing there is nothing our God and ourselves, working together, cannot achieve.

Of course, God’s contribution needs to be quite sizeable at times.

Peter Mack

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