2020 Vision: Finding Strength in the New Year


Where do you find your strength? A busy schedule keeps me wondering whether I need to slow down, but that's not always possible. Having a constant pull on our attention can make us feel weak or divided, but even in the busy, God is present. 


So how can we find strength when life is constantly on the go and it's easy to feel worn out? I have something to share with you. A poem that has helped me to remember where my strength comes from.

 

In the Stillness
by Katy Kauffman


In the stillness when it’s just You and me
I can be candid, I can be free
To express what I’m feeling and going through
I don’t have to hide anything from You


The doubts and worries slip away
My heart smiles when I start to pray
I can see Your face again and hear Your voice
I realize once more that I have a choice


I can look for the good and treasure Your work
I can help others even when I hurt
You’re taking care of me every day
I’m never alone, here with me You stay


In the stillness where some crave noise
I regain my strength, I regain my poise
I can stand tall on Your promises and Word
I can move forward because Your voice I’ve heard


So never let me get too busy not to be still
Keep me humble, mold my will
That I may follow You and serve You with all I am
That I may be useful to Your plan


You’re taking care of more than just me
You have a world to love, a world to set free
From the sin and misery that capture us all
Until we believe in Your Son and answer Your call


I set my heart on You to love You forever
I want to be with Your people and serve You together
In the stillness, remind me why I’m here
As long as I’m next to Your heart, I won’t fear

 

© Copyright 2016

 

When we take time to be with God, our hearts are not only renewed, but we're ready for the day ahead. In the midst of a busy schedule, how do you keep your focus on God and renew your strength?

 

 

strength, God, time with God, quiet times, 2020 Vision: Finding Strength in the New Year, Katy Kauffman, Lighthouse Bible Studies

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An editor for Refresh Bible Study Magazine, Katy Kauffman is also a Bible study author who loves to write about the treasures of Scripture. Her Bible studies focus on winning life's spiritual battles, and her blog shares snippets of "scrapbooked" encouragement. Learn more about The Scrapbooked Bible Study, and follow Katy's blog to receive weekly posts. 

 

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