Be Still…

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I have been reflecting a lot during the last couple of weeks, as I am sure many of you have as well. I was reflecting on how many of the articles, blogs, podcasts, etc. that we listen to and read talk about the busyness of our lives and how we need to intentionally take time to slow down and be with God.

Kind of ironic, don’t you think?

In a matter of weeks, we are forced to slow down. We are encouraged to not leave our homes. An entire country, coming to an abrupt halt. An opportunity to be still…be still and know that He is God.

I don’t know about you, but it only took a couple of days and I was filled with stillness and antsy-ness all at the same time. The corna virus has forced me into stillness, and while I am forced to be still, my body and mind are anything but still.

Be still and know that I am God.

And I wondered what He really means by that for me…for us? Because the “know that I am God” part totally changes the “be still” part for me.

I think in our world the last couple of weeks, He’s not necessarily telling us to slow down. We are already at a standstill. I think now He’s telling us to let go. To let go of trying to do all the things we can’t. To let go of the idea that we can do anything about this.

I think He’s telling us it’s ok to be still in these situations because we are not Him.

He’s God and we are not and so our job, while we hate the stillness and fight the stillness that is created because of this virus, is simply to let it go.

To be still and let God be God and go with the flow.

Because he’s God and I’m not.

What do you think He’s saying to you?

Love and prayers,

Laura

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