Be Still

“Be still.”

“What? Be still? There’s too much to do. I can’t stop. I’m doing what You want me to do – helping spread Your name.”

“But if you don’t stop, you will not see how I can do things immeasurably more than all you can imagine. Be still.

“There’s too much going on to be idle. I’ll miss something important.”

“But maybe, you will gain a discerning spirit. Be still.

“If I take a break, I could lose my job and not have enough money.”

“But if you don’t take a break, you will not notice how I supply all your needs. Be still.

I might not understand something, if I take a breather. And what I fail to understand could be important.” 

“But when you take a breath, you might see that My understanding is perfect for you to lean on. Be still.

“My mistakes put me here. If I take it easy, I’ll never catch up.”

“But if you ease your thoughts, you will see that it is I who redeems your life from the pit. Be still.

“If I loosen up, others will think I’m lazy.”

“But I will know that you are seeking Me with your whole heart and you will find Me. Be still.

“You don’t understand. If I rest, then I see my weaknesses.”

“But without a rest, you will not understand how My strength is made perfect in your weakness. Be still.

“When I wind down, my fears rise within me.”

“But when your fears rise, remember that I strengthen you and help you. I uphold you with My righteous hand. Be still.

“When I slow down, it’s too easy to see my sins.”

“But then you will miss Me casting your sins into the depths of the sea. Be still.

“If I turn off all of the noise – the TV, the computer, the music – then I hear the accusations.”

“But only when you turn off the noise can you truly understand that because of My blood, those accusations will never stick. Be still.

“Why, Father? Why do I have to be still?”

Be still, daughter, and know that I am God.”

“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.
Let him sit alone in silence, for the Lord has laid it on him.
Let him bury his face in the dust— there may yet be hope.”

Lamentations 3:25-29

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