Breathing is a natural function. We do it without thinking. Inhale. Exhale. It happens while we go about the busyness of our lives. For me, and maybe even for you, there have been moments I stopped breathing.

I remember clearly the doctor telling me that I needed to breathe after giving me a Melanoma diagnosis.  There have been a few other times as well.  Doctors, family or friends needing to tell me to breathe.

It seems so strange to me that I could instantly stop breathing, unconsciously holding my breath when I receive difficult or shocking news. Apparently,this is how I naturally react to these situations –  I stop breathing.

The good news is it only last for a moment until someone reminds me to breathe.  I inhale. I exhale. I take a deep breath.  I remind myself of the one who gave me breath.

I remember the one who gave me breath.

“The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”  Job 33:4

No matter the circumstances that may take your breath away, know that God breathed life into us and with that same breath, we will praise Him!

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Published by raelynpracht

Writer. Reader. Lifetime Learner. Follower of Christ.

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