Be Still.

Do you ever question God? Scratch that. When you question God do you wait for an answer or do you go on about your day so busy,  completely forgetting til the very end that you even asked a question?

In this society of conveniences, where we’d “have it our way” I think we have forgotten how to ‘be still’. And wait. We become impatient if things don’t happen exactly when or how we want them to.

Waiting has become extinct in our time and I’m finding this very disturbing.

The Bible says in Psalm 46:10 to “Be still and know I am God”.

“And” is a very powerful word in this statement. It says, “be still AND know”. It doesn’t say, ‘be still and maybe you’ll know or maybe you won’t’. I take this to mean knowing God and being still go hand in hand.

Be still AND know I am God.

How many times do we ask a question of someone and expect an immediate answer? And if that person doesn’t have the answer or doesn’t know it we either find someone who does or we turn to the internet; google and other such search engines.

Yet, the Bible, which is our blueprint for life, says, “be still”. You have to be still to know that God is God. God is always working for our benefit, especially when we are still. Too many times we try & take matters into our own hands instead of waiting on God’s timing and on His plan. Usually we do that with some regret or remorse.

Two simple words carry such a huge weight. I urge you, ask your questions and then BE STILL. You shall surely know God.

Psalm 46 (ASV)

1 God is our refuge and strength,2 Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change,3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled,

4 There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God,5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved:

6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved:7 Jehovah of hosts is with us;

8 Come, behold the works of Jehovah,9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth;10 Be still, and know that I am God:11 Jehovah of hosts is with us;


About Jenn

I am first and foremost a child of the one true King. I am a writer, a teacher, a student, a chauffeur, a cheerleader, a coach, a nurse, and a plethora of other things. I am a mom. I am loved. View all posts by Jenn

2 responses to “Be Still.

  • Rev. Scott D. Medlock

    I have to agree that being still is a lost art in our society. Especially as we become more technologically advanced. Which means that we are bombarded more and more with information.

    The pursuit of information itself seems to have become a religion. When you need information, you just, “Google,” it.

    The information super highway is not the enemy. Nor is films movies plays, and other sorts of entertainment.

    Sometimes you hear a parent saying, “My kids are finally being still.” You ask what they are doing and it is not really being still. Usually it is a movie, or a video game, now days texting, that has their attention.

    We are active and inquisitive by nature. However, the beginning of wisdom is learning the fear of the Lord. Psalm 111:10, Proverbs 1:7, and Proverbs 9:10

    Sometimes, we have to go back to the beginning and learn to be still all over again.

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