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Mark 6:31 “He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a remote place and 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦.” For many people were coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. So they went away in the boat by themselves to a remote place, but many saw them leaving and recognized them, and they ran on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd and had compassion on them, 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮 𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗱. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗛𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀.
Has the thought crossed your mind that maybe God has been watching us hustle around, heads buried in our phones, in our TV’s, in our sports, our fertility charts 🙋🏻♀️. Chasing the next goal, climbing that ladder.
Finding things to numb our minds so we don’t have to think about what’s going on in our lives.
We don’t take the time out to feel the feelings that we need to feel.
Maybe He just had enough and said let’s pump the brakes. Let’s stop the hustle. Maybe He wants us to press pause on all of it and just come sit at His feet. Stay home. Rest. Just BE in His presence.
The world is at a literal standstill. But the 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲 is a blessing.
It is written many times that Jesus would often go off alone to pray and be with his Father. And He is giving it to us now. We are literally being told to “𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘏𝘰𝘮𝘦.”
We’ve been given time to search our souls, to grow closer to God, to be refreshed.
If you’re feeling anxious or fearful, pray to Him about it. Just start talking. He wants to hear from you, I pinky promise.
The world will press play and resume soon enough, just soak in His presence now. The hustle has been postponed.