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God’s Way Is Best

God’s Way Is Best

Breathe Deep and Know: God’s way is the best way, the perfect way, because His way is built on His promises — promises that will always prove true.

Every promise of God proves true. Every. Single. One.

“I am with you always.” (Matthew 28:20)
“I will not leave you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)
“I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
“I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:13)
“My unfailing love for you will not be shaken.” (Isaiah 54:10)
“No one can take you out of the Father’s hand.” (John 10:29)

What promise from His Word do you need to remember today? If you’re in the middle of a storm, the fear and anxiety you’re experiencing can feel greater than the truth; but just because your feelings are overwhelming doesn’t mean God’s promises are overridden. God doesn’t ever say that His way is easy or without difficulty or pain or struggle, but He does tell us that His way is the best way, and we can trust the truth of His promises — they will always prove true .

God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection. Psalm 18:30

  • Inhale: Your way is perfect;
  • Exhale: All Your promises prove true.


You Can Rest In God’s Goodness

Breathe Deep and Know: No matter what your anxiety may be telling you, God is good, and your soul can rest in His love.

Prayer helps us experience the love and acceptance of Christ, reminding us of His goodness and allowing our souls to rest in His love, no matter the circumstances we’re in or the anxiety we’re feeling.

It can be very difficult, however, to embrace or even fully process God’s goodness when your nervous system is dysregulated. In times of height- ened anxiety or stress, the sympathetic nervous system goes into overdrive, sending the body into fight, flight, or freeze. In those moments, the feelings of fear and anxiety overpower the feelings of love and acceptance you have in Christ.

This is where breath prayers can help. By slowing your breathing, you can calm the sympathetic nervous system and allow the parasympathetic nerv- ous system to take over. This is the perfect time to begin intentionally shifting your focus away from the fear you’re feeling and toward the truth and goodness of God. As you breathe deeply and intentionally, try naming one good thing God has done for you. Focus on His goodness with your breaths. Let your mind fill with gratitude and your soul fill with peace as you focus on God’s love and goodness to you.

Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me. — Psalm 116:7

  • Inhale: Let my soul be at rest;
  • Exhale: You have been good to me.

Excerpted with permission from Breath as Prayer by Jennifer Tucker, copyright Jennifer Tucker.

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Your Turn

You can rest today because God is good and He loves you. His promises are true even when the wait is long. His character is dependable, faithful, and true. Breathe in His goodness and breathe out trust! ~ Laurie McClure, Faith.Full