Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10a
Our lives are so jam-packed with never-ending to-do lists, must-watch television shows, daily chores and challenges, finances, relationships… not to mention fear and anxiety about the future. Sometimes we wonder how to place stop-loss orders on our worries. The world expects us to be busy and productive while the Word commands us to be still.
Our Heavenly Father wants to commune with us and spend time with us, but we have to make ourselves available. When we slow down completely and rest our hearts and minds on Jesus, we can hear what God is trying to tell us. When you are overwhelmed, rundown, hurt, fearful or anxious, silence those thoughts and remind yourself to be still – not because of your composure, confidence or ability but because of what you know about your Heavenly Father and His character. Being still before God in a way is the most productive thing we could ever undertake.
Our Lord is the all-powerful creator of the universe and He wants to spend time with us and give us His peace. In John 14:27, Jesus promises, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Let us resolve to live in God’s presence and peace. Be still and know that He is God. Trust God. He never leaves us or forsakes us.
Let us practice the power of stillness by:
- Thanking God for His unending desire to commune with us;
- Asking God to teach us to be quiet and be still for He is on the throne.