Be Still!


I want to give you a gift.  I know you need it and want it.  In fact, your health and your ability to be a good parent, husband, wife, or best friend depends on your willingness to unwrap this gift and apply it to your life.  It’s so allusive yet vital to our wellbeing that God commands us in Psalm 46 to find some way to integrate this gift into the rhythm of our daily lives.  On one hand, it is a very simply command.  Yet on the other, we all too often feel there is no way we can incorporate this life giving practice into our out of control busy lives.  But we still need it.  Do you want to know what this gift is?  My gift is a reminder that it is OK to unplug, to be still, and know that you are loved.

“Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10

Be still!  Breathe!  Stop running!  Rest!  Close your eyes!  Believe!  Know!  Trust there is someone bigger than you and the weight you carry!  Be still!

You may be asking, “How?”  If you have 2.48 minutes listen to the song Be Still by The Fray from their Scars and Stories album.  It is a hauntingly beautiful and simple song that encourages us to be still.  To rest.  To believe.  This could be one of the first steps you take in trying to integrate this practice into your life. You will be reminded that you are not alone and that it is OK to be still.

Be still and know that I’m with you
Be still and know that I am here
Be still and know that I’m with you
Be still, be still, and know

When darkness comes upon you
And covers you with fear and shame
Be still and know that I’m with you
And I will say your name

If terror falls upon your bed
And sleep no longer comes
Remember all the words I said
Be still, be still, and know

And when you go through the valley
And the shadow comes down from the hill
If morning never comes to be
Be still, be still, be still

If you forget the way to go
And lose where you came from
If no one is standing beside you
Be still and know I am

Be still and know that I’m with you
Be still and know I am

Do you know someone who needs to be reminded that it is OK to be still and that they are not alone?  Share this blog with them and tell them they are loved by you and by God.