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“Father, for those of us off balance and out of kilter because of career confusion, unsettling providences or developing stories of unrest, let us hear you say loud and lovingly, ‘Be still and know that I am God.’ Quiet us, Father. Center us, settle us. The only thing we want to do quickly is run to you. Show us the bigger picture of the story you are writing. Save us from our ‘need’ to have all the answers right away. Spare us of trying to be, yet again, our own savior and deliverer.”–Scotty Smith

Pleasing God

Posted: May 21, 2011 in contentment, Quotations

“When we are set free from the bondage of pleasing others, when we are free from currying others’approval-then no one will be able to make us miserable or dissatisfied. And then, if we know we have pleased God, contentment will be our consolation.” — Kay Arthur