Every day, I journey to work via an hour commute. And of course, at the end of my long day, I journey back home that hour route.
That’s a whole lotta thinking time.
I have come to really, really appreciate this quiet time. It is me, my Christian music, and my thoughts. The drive is easy with little traffic and my mind has the opportunity to reflect.
I have needed this time. Over the past several months, it has become my prayer time. During these moments, I am not distracted by the busyness of the world. Yes, I pay attention to the semi trucks around me, but the noise of the world is quiet.
This time settles my anxious soul before work. It settles my racing mind after work.
God is around us and alive in our everyday lives. He is working, speaking, breathing truth. These quiet moments in the morning and in my commute are welcomed moments to be still.
I am learning to still my mind.
But may the God of all grace who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 1 Peter 5:10
Settle…to become or make calmer, quieter, adopt a more secure, steady life
Life is full of challenges and change. Life is full of people who are challenging. God is bigger than all of this.
Being a Christian does not mean life is easy, but it does mean never having to be alone.
Lord, settle me. Calm my racing, anxious mind.
Sometimes, I allow my mind to travel to my favorite places of calm…
This calms me as I recite Scripture from memory.
Lord, settle me.
I encourage you to find some moments of quiet. Carve out some whitespace in your day.
And, Trust God to settle you.