In the Stillness

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.  Psalm 46:10 (KJV)

So many times, during prayer, I would feel the whisper of Your words, Father, telling me to “be still.”  I tried.  I thought that being still meant I was to try to calm the racing thoughts in my head, sort through the confusion, and pray for the strength to find and do Your will.  I thought it meant to continue to try, really hard, to let go of the problems and trust You to handle the solutions.

Then You whispered to my heart again.

Now, I know that You were telling me not only to “be still” but also “know that I am
God.”  The stillness You want for me is not only the lack of racing thoughts. You have something much better in store.

You want me to dwell in Your presence, to feel the love as You surround me with it,
to bask in the peace that only You can give. There is no “work” I must do, no
thought of mine so great that I can’t let it go and enjoy just being with You. You demand nothing of me and in fact, there is nothing humanly possible that I could do, to earn the
right to sit in Your presence. It is a gift of Your love. You gave Your Son so
that all believers could have this amazing opportunity to “Be still, and know
that I am God.”

My Father, I thank You!

Prayer:  Please, Lord, help me to seek to be still in Your presence daily so that I may be filled with the love that only You can give.

About dorissavanover

Wife, mom, mom-in-law, and grandma, I write stories of everyday blessings - those ordinary moments that become extraordinary when we become aware of being in God's awesome presence. Recently retired, I enjoyed twenty-eight years of employment as an executive assistant to a commercial real estate broker. I'm excited to have more time to write and share the wonders of living an abundantly fulfilling life; a life of having a real relationship with Jesus Christ, our Savior, the Son of our very loving Heavenly Father.
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