Being still

With local, national, and world news, and personal events of the past week or two, including things in my friends lives which I take pretty personally, I’ve had the overwhelming need…to be still. So I have been.

I’m not sure how long I will have the need to be still, but I don’t think it’s my idea. Psalm 46:10 says “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Standing back and recognizing the magnitude of the universe around us instead of making magnitude of ourselves, I think, should be required. It just should.

Psalm 46
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
and the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at the break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the LORD has done,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

(New International Version)

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About Robin Arnold

Reader, writer, gardener, geek, maker of homes in several states, now settled in Virginia with husband Bob, and Hazel and Wilson the tabby cats.
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One Response to Being still

  1. jasonS says:

    Being still is a good thing. Being still and recognizing who He is is even better. He's the one who makes "wars cease to the ends of the earth" and we can't. That's why we have to find peace and rest in Him. Blessings to you today, Robin.

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