“Be still, and know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10
This scripture is one of my favorites. Imagine if each one of us would take a moment daily to live out this verse?
Does your morning start with being still? How about your evening, does it include stillness? Do you even have stillness in your busy day? Does stillness only find you when you crash in the chair at the end of the day after being all things to all people? So often we collapse at the end of a day feeling tired, alone, or even unworthy of being still in God's presence. Yet this verse isn't simply about being still, is it?
We might want to take note of something pretty important in this verse. The word "and" in the sentence. The scripture doesn't just ask us to be still, it asks us to be still AND know. What do we need to know?
If you keep reading, verse 11 tells us that “The Lord Almighty is with us.” We aren’t simply told to be still and be quiet or be still and grab a nap (although naps are great, Jesus took naps, right?). We’re told to be still and know that God is with us.
God gives us the ability to do more than just stop running. He gives us the ability to rest in him and be reminded how much he cares for each of us. Today, find stillness somewhere in the busy-ness AND know that God is with you. Know that God is your comfort. Know that God is your peace. Be still AND know today.
Reflect: How am I reminded that God is with me? When was the last time I experienced stillness with God? Where and when can I be still today AND be reminded of God's presence in my life?