Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
This global pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Flights are grounded, many businesses are forced to close, children are required to stay home from school and many people have to work from home. We’ve probably had more free time and family time than we ever had before with events, dinners, conferences, trips and celebrations cancelled. We have perhaps watched more Netflix than we ever have before or started putting on our ‘quarantine fifteen’. And to be honest, many of us have found it unnerving. We’re so used to being on the go and packing our schedules in that this hiatus has been unsettling for us.
I’m not used to not being able to plan ahead and not knowing what the next couple of months will be like. I’m not used to having to change or reset my goals because my previous ones can’t be attained under these circumstances. I know for some people who have had to endure the pain of being sick or watching their loved one be sick, it’s been so tough to face the unknown and to not have loved ones nearby.
And as the world changes under the pressure of this pandemic, we can only take refuge in the fact that we have an unchanging God in this ever-changing world. In the midst of these storms of life, we have a God that can still the storms in our hearts. In the face of uncertainties of our futures, we can ‘be still and know that [He] is God’ over our lives.
This time of quiet gives us a very good opportunity to be still and to reevaluate the priorities of our lives. Usually, we are running on the ‘treadmill’ of life and don’t stop to think and reflect. We have now been given a golden opportunity to ‘be still’ and put Him first knowing that He is good and He is God.
So, in this time of quiet, what have we found our priorities to be? As we face such uncertainties, what, or Whom, have we found to be steady and unchanging?
Let us pray “be still and know” by:
- Thanking God, who is the Commander of everything including stillness; our ever-present and never-changing God.
- Asking God to teach us how to be still especially in times of uncertainty and enjoy His presence and unchanging word.