He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” – Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
If you have worked in a doctor’s office, an insurance company, a retail setting or in a pharmacy, you know there is never a truly still moment. There is always something to do, some crisis to avert, some project to work on.
My life tends to be like that with the on-going list of things in my head that I need to do. I am running errands, rushing to get this project done and to plan that.
I worry about how this is going to happen and how I am going to get this done.
Only God commands us to “Be still, and know that I am God.”
How many times do we go to God with our problems and our needs and then continue to fret about how that situation is going to be resolved?
We need to take our problems to God and leave them there. Instead of worrying about it, we need to be still.
We do far too much talking and not enough listening to God.
No, He may not speak in an audible voice, but He is always speaking to our spirit. We are just not still enough to hear what He is saying.
When we are still, we hear what I call the “downloads” from Heaven. That is when we can hear God speaking or we can gauge our guts to find out whether we find we have peace about a situation or not. The peace or lack of it is one of the most common ways God speaks.
Next time you are tempted to worry after giving a situation to God, stop and be still. You might be amazed at what God does on your behalf.