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
~ “Be Still” by The Fray

This song has very quickly become one of my favorite songs.

When life is swirling around us. Our reaction is to want to run around like a chicken with our head cut off. We run around trying to get everything under control. We get stressed out, worried, and overwhelmed. But that isn’t the answer…

In the book of Psalms, there is one song that is a song about how God is our refuge and our strength… right at the end of it, it says “Be still, and know that I am God”. (Psalm 46:10)

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

Wow.

This is peace in it’s most simple form. To be still and know who God is and what He has done for you is the simplest form of peace. He says that he will never leave us or forsake us (Deut. 31:6), and he makes all things work for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28). What a comfort that is! He will never leave us, and in the end, it will all work out. I once had a teacher tell me “It’s always ok in the end. If it’s not ok, then it’s not the end.”

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

By knowing who God is, we can find peace in His ever presence. So as you feel overwhelmed today, tomorrow, and the day after that, take a few minutes & be still. Be still and know…

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