be still.

Recently, I had the chance to finally engrave the bracelet that I received a a graduation present from my dear Aunt Lisa, Uncle Louis and Cousin Aimie. Which by the way, was such a precious gift, so thank you for your thoughtfulness. ❤

Prior to engraving it at the store, I have been contemplating for weeks about the message I want on it. A quote? A bible verse? A special date? I had no clue what I wanted! Of course on top of that, there are character restrictions. Then there’s font styles, symbols, letter cases.. too many options for such an indecisive person.

In the end, I went for this short and sweet reminder.

I will be honest and admit that I’m very susceptible to stress. When things don’t go according to plans and things get out of hand, I don’t adapt well. I often find myself in panic and anguish in unforeseen situations.. I guess you could coin this as poor stress management, or inflexibility.

Transitional times, in my case high school graduation, definitely comes with obstacles. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels lost.. but lately, it sure feels an unceasing course of hurdles, one after another.

I don’t handle stress as well as others may. Unanticipated turns of events always find their way to overwhelm me physically and emotionally. However, I will not let that hold me captive. Instead, I will allow each trembling prayer I make to place more comfort and tranquility in my heart.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” – Psalm 46:10

Even though I’ve had this verse stored in the back of my mind, I am definitely not exactly still when I come across problems. Although this time, stiller than the last. And I hope even more so the time after.

Unfavourable circumstances are constantly placed before us with the purpose to continually build us, not to break us. Imagine a smooth ride.. how boring would that be? How stagnant would we be?

Things get out of our control because we’re not meant to be in control. Let’s not forget our God who is above all. We may be weak and we may not have the strength to fight the battle, but God is our strength. He is God, and He will win the battle for us. All we have to do is be calm, be still, and know that He is God.

And that is the message behind my bracelet.

<3, Rae


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