The April 17 devotional entry by Sarah Young in Jesus Calling has Jesus telling us to stop and listen. In a world driven by stimuli that keep us focusing on the externals or so busy spinning our gears inside of our heads, we can forget to slow down and listen to our Savior who has promised that He is always with us. We can get so caught up in life events that we don’t come to the One who has grace for us and our every need.
I am training you in steadiness. Too many things interrupt your awareness of Me. I know that you live in a world of sight and sound, but you must not be a slave to those stimuli. Awareness of Me can continue in all circumstances, no matter what happens. This is the steadiness I desire for you.
Don’t let unexpected events throw you off course. Rather, respond calmly and confidently, remembering that I am with you. As soon as something grabs your attention, talk with Me about it. Thus I share your joys and your problems; I help you cope with whatever is before you. This is how I live in you and work through you. This is the way of Peace.
Psalm 112:7; Isaiah 41:10 NKJV