Thursday, March 31, 2011

Be Still

Be still and know that I am God... Be still and know that I am with you. 

These are the opening words to one of my all time favorite songs to sing in the church choir. I love the bluntness of them - it's like God's saying "Just be still because you know I'll take care of it!"
Things have been hectic on my side of the world lately - there have been a few family deaths in the past year and my uncle was recently diagnosed with cancer. It's been a long and bumpy road, and sometimes we don't know what God is doing through the journey - but we've got to be still and trust that He knows what He's doing.
Sometimes, when things seem to reach their climax and I just don't know how to respond, I'll go on a "God-walk". I go down to the pond and park by my house and just breathe. I talk to God - tell Him how I'm feeling, vent a little - and just be still and listen. A lot of times I need to just collect my thoughts and ultimately, the right decision shows itself through God's hand.
Are you going through a hard journey right now in your life? Do you sometimes feel like God isn't really showing you anything?
Maybe it's because you're too busy talking at God to hear what He has to say to you. Next time a struggle arises, be still. Listen. Pray. God's still there. He's watching over you and you've got to trust in Him to make the right path unfold for your life.

my quiet place
--Love MCat


Kelsey said...

Love the picture! and this post is so well written :)


Sarah said...

I totally do this sometimes. I pray and then scurry of to work or school. Sometimes I never really take time to listen. Thanks for the reminder:)
Wearing It On My Sleeves

{Far From Perfect} said...

this is beautiful!! I love this so much! Such an incredible reminder... that we all need... all the time. When I really messed up my arm and I struggled so much with nerve pain stuff... I found a little quiet place of my own too... and oh the beautiful times that go down in my heart of times I just cried out to Jesus.. sat there... waited... just felt His peace overwhelm my heart. It's all going to be okay. <3

Love Unawakened said...

Wonderful reminder... Great post!