Job 33:4—The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
There are times when life gets hectic and busyness fills my every moment; I forget the Spirit lives within me.
There are times when circumstances around me are overwhelming and daunting where hope seems all but lost; I forget that God has made me in His image.
There are times when people fail and leaders fall while my shortcomings are more pronounced than ever; I forget that the Almighty upholds me.
It is in these places — these uncomfortable, disheartening, and dislikable places — where the still small voice of my Father speaks one simple word to me: “breathe.”
Breathe —when I’m stressed and confused.
Breathe — when I’m surrounded by fear.
Breathe — when I’m stumbling for answers.
God has given me the breath of life. (Gen. 2:7)
Pause. Rest. Inhale.