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Written by Neal Carlson, a contemporary retired pastor and author. This is an excerpt from his book “Words for Courageous Living.”


I originally wrote these words at 4:30 in the morning. The room was quiet. The air outside was still and clear. And, except for the occasional noise that would come from the walls, the only sound was coming from my pen. I have since learned a lot about being still…What I have learned is there is so much good from being still. Let me be the first to say that it is hard to just be still. But, my friend, it is in the quietness of life that strength is had. In the noise and confusion of our living we are easily made victims of discouragement and defeat. In the quietness is your strength. You can overcome. This is not to say that all will be changed…immediately. But it is to say that one’s attitude and being weighed down by the confusion and problems will be lessened.


Written by Neal Carlson, the author of today’s meditation.

Lord, give the peace and power of deliverance and confidence—all gained from being still for a few minutes. Amen.

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