This is a picture of a painting that hangs in David’s Refuge. It was painted and given to us by our dear friend, Alison Fisher Cullen the day after David passed away. Someone else owned it, but Allison went to them, told them David’s story, and they gave it back to her so she could give it to us.
The painting is titled, “Be Still.” It comes from Psalm 46:10 which says,
“Be still, and know that I am God!”
I wished you could see the painting in person. It oozes peace. It whispers to your soul to chill, relax. It reminds me that I am not alone. Someone greater than me knows me and tells me that I can know Him. The more I discover about Him, the more I discover “stillness.”
Psalm 46:1 reveals the secret of discovering “stillness.” It says, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” No matter what we experience, no matter how sick our child is, no matter what the diagnosis is, no matter the loss, God says I am ready to help you in your time of struggle. I have enough strength to empower you. I am big enough to give you refuge. “Be still and know that I am God.”
I have discovered that living this truth out takes daily practice. I have to rehearse truths about who I am, who God is, how much he loves me, and how much he loves my family. When I get lazy I get anxious and overwhelmed.
I hope you are experiencing stillness no matter what is happening on your journey. I would love to know what truth about God most helps you to find stillness. Be brave, share it!