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Jennifer Kostick– Jennifer Kostick is an author and speaker who teaches women how to activate their life’s purpose through the study of Scripture. Jennifer knows more about grief and loss than she ever thought she would, but Jesus met her in the middle of fierce storms and held her tightly with an even fiercer love. In addition to her love of teaching the powerful truth of Scripture, Jennifer is married to Paul, her husband of twenty-five years, has three children, and a beautiful daughter-in-law! She is also a full-time seminary student… because you can never know too much about the Bible! Jennifer blogs at www.Jenniferkostick.com and is passionate about encouraging women through a godly message of mercy and hope.

Finding the "Still" Inside the Storm

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Jennifer Kostick– Jennifer Kostick is an author and speaker who teaches women how to activate their life’s purpose through the study of Scripture. Jennifer knows more about grief and loss than she ever thought she would, but Jesus met her in the middle of fierce storms and held her tightly with an even fiercer love. In addition to her love of teaching the powerful truth of Scripture, Jennifer is married to Paul, her husband of twenty-five years, has three children, and a beautiful daughter-in-law! She is also a full-time seminary student… because you can never know too much about the Bible! Jennifer blogs at www.Jenniferkostick.com and is passionate about encouraging women through a godly message of mercy and hope.

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New Day 5

hen they cry out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses.
29 He calms the storm, so that its waves are still. 30 Then they are glad because they are quiet;
so He guides them to their desired haven.

-Psalm 107:28-30

I wish I could say you will have everything you’ve ever desired, I can’t. But there is something I’ve learned over the years from pursuing stillness in Christ: He molds my desires to be more like His own. When I make the choice to seek Him, He transforms what I thought I wanted, and needed, into His will.

He places desires deep within my heart, and when I learn to search every part of Him, then I learn my only desperation is His purpose and plan for my life.

He will calm the storm and make the waves still. It’s possible the situation won’t resolve, but your heart will. It’s perspective, friend.

He will guide you, but you must allow Him to lead. I don’t know when the crashing of waves will stop, I just know that he brings a peace deep inside the storm, so much so that it seems as if the waves are still, even when they aren’t.

Tears still fall during stillness because we live in a world that’s not our home.

But in all this…

There is hope.

There is peace.

There is stillness.

Because there is Jesus.

Love,

Jennifer

Today, October 7th,  is the last day for new email subscribers to receive the kindle edition of my book, Nothing to Hold but Hope, FREE from Amazon! Thank you to all who joined this blogging community over the last week! Welcome! I’m so happy you’re here!

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