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Just Be

“Be still, and know that I am God.” —Psalm 46:10

Life is busy. It rarely lets up to afford us time to just “be.”

There is always a meeting to attend, a room to clean, a “list” to check off, an agenda to accomplish. Unfortunately, our society tends to base at least a portion of our value and worth on our level of busy-ness. But all this has led to is constant pressure to do more, be more, produce more.

But wait a minute! Some of us have been at home for several weeks now. Even as our local and federal leaders attempt to get us back “up and running,” chances are, we will still be moving at a different pace than before to inhibit the spread of the Coronavirus for months to come.

We’ve been given unprecedented permission to be still!

So, what are you going to do with it? God’s Word has much to say on this topic …

“Now then, stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes!” (1 Samuel 12:16).

“Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Just firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today’” (Exodus 14:13).

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him” (Psalm 37:7).

Right now, while life may be moving slower and you have more time at home, enjoy being still before the Lord. As you do, you’ll …

  • Find peace and comfort.
  • Still the distractions of news and constant entertainment.
  • Renew your purpose through prayer and reflection on God’s plan for your life.
  • Deepen your faith and trust in Him.
  • Discover new goals, desires, and passions.
  • Grow in the Lord!

As you follow God’s command to be still, you may be amazed at what He chooses to do in and through you to honor your obedience!

My prayer this week — God’s Word commands me to be still … and yet life is so busy! Lord, help me see the value in quiet moments with you. Help me in this to turn my heart toward you. Help me stay away from the constant flow of activity, news, and entertainment to enjoy stillness and solitude. I believe your promise to do great and mighty things before my eyes as I am still before you.