Brené Brown Meditation

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 Psalm 61, 62; Zephaniah 3:14-20; Luke 1:1-25


Psalm 62.1 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.

I’m not good at waiting in silence. Not even for God. Not even for my salvation. The quiet makes me anxious and fearful so I fill up every inch of white space with the to-do list. I stay busy to avoid vulnerability and to make sure the truth doesn’t catch up with me:  I’m tired. I’m yearning for rest. I want something deeper from my life and from this Advent season. So, I turn to the only shelter I know that will bring both quiet and safety: prayer. I not only pray for silence and peace in my soul, but I pray for the courage to wait, to be still, and to not know. 

God, grant me the strength and courage to lean into the silence and know that you are there. Amen.

Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW
Author, Speaker & Professor, University of Houston
Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, TX
DD 2013