Some thoughts about restlessness…
- Always fidgeting around to go, like a horse in an antbed —Elmer Kelton
- Fidgeted as though the skin on her back were as a plucked fowl’s in a poulterer’s shop window —Virginia Woolf
- Wriggling in her place, as if her chair was hot —Frank Swinnerton
According to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/restlessness
Definitions of RESTLESS are
1: lacking or denying rest : uneasy <a restless night>
2: continuously moving : unquiet <the restless sea>
3: characterized by or manifesting unrest especially of mind<restless pacing>; also : changeful, discontented
— rest·less·ly adverb
— rest·less·ness noun
Herein I find myself.
Since I was eleven, I have moved about every 3 years. Whether it is from house to house, or city to city, or even to another continent. Moving has been a part of my life. Since buying our beautiful property in the country, I find myself restless.
I am not sure why.
We have a great body to fellowship with, our family is healthy and strong. God provides all of our needs, but I feel like I am missing something.
Maybe I just need to be quiet.
Waiting for God to calm the waters of restlessness.
“And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” Mark 4:39
So I say to restless seas of my heart, “Peace! Be still!” because God has the storms of my life, large or small, in His mighty hand. I am His child. I am to rest.
Dinner needs to be prepared so I can’t sit to find a picture, but when I do, I will post it.
Peace be still my friends.