Spiritual Practice


Rachel Wong

I can’t believe it.
I won’t.
I won’t let these tears fall;
but the more I think
about my day,
the harder it gets.


I try.
I’m rushing home,
keys ready,
tears streaming
like rivers.
it starts to rain.


The wind catches me in the face,
enveloping me all at once,
like a sigh,
wrapping me in a cloud of calm;
and I truly breathe
for the first time all day.


The Lord replied, “My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.”
Exodus 33:14 (NIV)

JUST BREATHE: I’m trying to be more conscious of my breathing, not only in yoga class but also in my everyday life. When I make time to focus on God as I breathe, I experience a different form of breathing. God breathes into my life, my bad attitude, my daily stresses and gives me peace and joy. I have a new outlook on my day because I know that God is in control.


—from devozine (March/April 2009). Copyright © 2009 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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