Are You Calmly Resting In The Lord?


Breathing. We don’t think about it much.

In 2010 it was estimated that “on average, a person at rest takes about 16 breaths per minute. This means we breathe about 960 breaths an hour, 23,040 breaths a day, 8,409,600 a year. Unless we get a lot of exercise. The person who lives to 80 will take about 672,768,000 breaths in a lifetime.”

Breathing is a gift from God.

Genesis 2:7 says, And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

I began to notice I was having trouble breathing a few years ago. I thought it was just something that would go away. But when I mentioned it to my doctor last year he told me I have dystonia in my diaphragm. So that’s wonderful!

It’s just another thing to add to the list of things I depend on the Lord for every day.

I have a hard time exhaling more than inhaling. I take medication that somewhat helps, which is a blessing. I’m not the only one with dystonia who struggles with breathing. I’m in a couple of dystonia Facebook groups and several people have trouble breathing. To know that I’m not the only “one” struggling encourages me to live life like I always have.

Do I worry my breathing will get worse over time? Yes. I’ve thought about it. If it does, guess what? God will still be the same God in 5 years. 😳 Isn’t that amazing! 😃 I love how God will always be faithful when I’m not always faithful to Him.

Sometimes trusting the Lord with the small things in our lives can be the hardest. Because we can “handle” the small things in life—or so we think. Are we willing to humble our hearts and ask for God’s help with small things we go through day in and day out?

I heard this song a few weeks ago and just fell in love with it. I listen to it almost every day when I get up. The song is entitled, “Calmly Resting in the Lord.” I hope it will be a blessing to you.

5 thoughts on “Are You Calmly Resting In The Lord?

  1. Christa says:

    I haven’t heard of this before, I hope you find a Health resolution! In the meantime, thank you for sharing this important reminder, breathing is totally so we take for granted. Often I realize I’m holding my breath, never breathing deeply and richly. Thank you for reminding me to exhale and remember this gift from God


  2. Suzie Ohsfeldt says:

    (I’m not sure how I missed the posting of this blog entry, but I just noticed it today.) I didn’t realize that you have had trouble breathing. Such a good reminder to me to trust the Lord especially with the “small” things. Thanks so much for sharing the song. It’s a blessing, and It led me to the whole Fanny Crosby album. It’s incredible!!!
    I love you and appreciate you!!❤️😘


  3. Harmony says:

    Wow! Amazing how you are able to correlate a physical dysfunction to a spiritual dysfunction without directly speaking it.

    I guess I can say I have spiritual dystonia. I easily inhale everything in my life but fail to exhale as easily and readily.

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  4. adaughtersgiftoflove says:

    I used to catch myself holding my breath, i think it was anxiety. May I suggest Prayer Breathing, pick a verse and in hale or exhale as you recite the lines, it is on my Pinterest board, Hope For the Hurting. Healing prayers for you, nothing is too big or small for Him.

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