Be Still or Be Stilled

Be still and know that I am God. It is a command that has sweet reward. To say “Enough!” to the busyness of this life and settle in with Him is always a good thing. Knowing that He is God. He is faithful. He is Good. He is powerful. He is truth…

…and He is enough to cover our “Enough!” Praise You, Jesus!

Be still? So, maybe you are familiar with that verse in Psalm 46:10. Maybe you surrender to the command to “be still” often.

Maybe not so much. You hear the strong command and the gentle call. Perhaps, you are like me and you hear it, but other people and things get in the way. You are easily distracted. You want to be still, but activity is often more appealing.

What about being “stilled?” That is the action of God “stilling” you.

Zephaniah 3: 17 has a part that says, “He will quiet you with His love.” That means He will STILL you. He will “leave off speaking” with his love (unspeakable love, tender mercies.) Have you ever had someone’s silence minister great love to you?

…No words are necessary.

I picture my child that is crying uncontrollably and when I hug him closely, he begins to breathe and settle. You know that moment when the crying stops, and there is just that lingering grasp for breath. Then after a few moments they are totally at rest and peace in your arms. That, my friend, is being STILLED.

There’s a great song that Kari Jobe sings called, “The More I Seek You.”  And this verse… this verse moves me...

I wanna sit at Your feet
Drink from the cup in Your hand
Lay back against You and breathe
Feel Your heartbeat
This love is so deep
It’s more than I can stand
I melt in Your peace
It’s overwhelming

So, be still or be “stilled.” Either way, allow God to hold you and minister to you with His precious silence. You might just find yourself being able to breathe and settle.

Photo Credit: God’s Fingerprints

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