Think about times when you’re still. Is it at church? How about when you lie down at night? Maybe you stop what you’re doing for a moment to gaze at a sunset or stand in awe at the ocean or some majestic mountain. But let’s face it, in our hustle and bustle world there’s not a lot of “still” going on in our lives. Stopping and waiting is not part of our daily routines. Standing in line at the grocery store feels like torture. Often, we are looking for any line that’s shorter than ours to weave our way over to that one. Waiting at a traffic light can feel like an eternity and if the car in front doesn’t move fast enough, we blare our horns to get them to move.
Let’s look at a couple of verses from the psalms. “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.” Psalm 37:5-9
“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.”
So, how are we doing with that? Hey, I’m asking myself the same question. Do I stop for a bit to listen and wait? Or do I merely go to the Lord with my list, check it off, say “Thanks”, and head on my way?
Heavenly Father, I am going to be still today and listen. Help me to hear from You.