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Zephaniah 3:14-20


Calm in God’s Love

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Zephaniah 3:14-20


Calm in God’s Love


By Lois Parker Edstrom

Once in a while we may become upset. Perhaps we’ve been hurt and are feeling sad or angry. Or maybe we’ve been working on a project that isn’t going well, and we become frustrated. There are many reasons why we experience these uncomfortable feelings.

When you are upset what do you do to calm yourself? Here is what I’ve learned from kids I’ve talked to in the past and I’m interested in your ideas as well:

Talk with someone you trust. Tell that person how you feel and what happened that caused you to feel that way. Talking about what has happened and bringing it out into the light may help. The person you talk with may have some helpful suggestions and sometimes just being with that person will make you feel better.

Hug something. It may be a parent, a favorite stuffed animal or even a pillow.

Take time to be alone and rest. Be quiet with your thoughts and you may begin to feel more calm.

Do something you love. It may be cooking, reading, playing ball, or scaling a climbing wall.

Take a walk. Being out in nature is very calming.

Pray and ask for God’s help. A verse in the Bible tells us this: “He will calm you in his love” (3:17). Remember that whatever has happened, God loves you unconditionally and God’s love is forever.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2014, Richard Niell Donovan