Weekend Word | Be Still and Know

March 15, 2024
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Weekend Word is a regular rhythm on the Fieldstone Counseling social media accounts. Each Friday, we share an abbreviated post from one of our counselors, centered around a passage of scripture and offering brief reflective thoughts. These posts will now be added to our Resources page here on the website for additional reading preferences. We hope they might become a refreshing shift for you as you enter into the weekend!

Coming to the end of a week is always a cause for rejoicing - the last work email has been sent, your school books closed (for the time being), your weekend plans all ready for you, and you hopefully have time to catch up on any missed sleep either from daylight savings or life in general. This week may have felt like a blur, or really long and slow, and however your week has gone, could I ask you to take a moment to pause to notice where your mind has been this week? 
What personal thoughts have taken up too much space in your mind? 
Where have you found your mind wandering in the quiet of the night or in the hum of work? 
What thoughts have you woken up with in the morning?

Where has your mind been this week? 

In today’s world, it is so easy to numb our feelings and thoughts, to escape to  screens, food, games, or people. Our lives can get so busy and full that we seldom pause to check in and see what thoughts have taken us captive. In Psalm 46:10-11, the psalmist shares what God has said: “be still - quiet, calm, hush. Sit with your thoughts for a while and then the second part of that sentence, “and know that I am God- aware, conscious, understand. All of that noise and worry claim our attention, cloud our understanding and demand to be elevated in our mind. But, dear reader, there is an out, there is a peace that surpasses all understanding available to us (John 14:27). We are invited to turn our attention to the Lord, to ponder over who he is and what it means for him to be God and not us. 

Sure, those things that have occupied our thoughts may need our attention but let’s put them in the right perspective. Jesus has overcome the world, he is God and he is with you. 

*O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There's light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

*(Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus by Helen Lemmel, written in 1922)

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