Being Still

Author: Emily Acker — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: September 28, 2022

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Being Still

When life starts to get crazy, sometimes we dart between one task and the
next. When you get toward the end of the school year and there is a lot you
need to accomplish, or when you’re at work and your shift is about to be
done but you haven’t finished everything you need to, you might get
stressed and start running around. In trying to complete things more
quickly than you usually do, sometimes you end up making messes.

When we are stressed, we tend to get anxious and start moving faster. We
try to fix things and get work done. The last thing we want to do is be
still and let God move. But it can be helpful to remember that there are
times in the Bible when God asks us to be still and let Him work. A good
example is when the Israelites were leaving Egypt, and Pharaoh’s army came
after them. The people were terrified and cried out to God. Then Moses
said, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Exodus
14:14). Then God parted the Red Sea, and the people walked through on dry

It can be difficult to “be still,” no matter what we are facing. But God is
with us through it all. As we turn to Him, He reminds us that He loves us
and He is powerful (Psalm 62:11-12). Even when life gets busy, we can take
a moment to be still with God and rest in His peace. And, once we’ve put
our trust in Jesus, we have the Holy
Spirit living inside us, guiding us and helping us discern when it’s time
to act (and how to act) and when it’s time to rEsther

Sometimes, God invites us to let go of a situation and trust Him to take
care of things. It can be hard to believe that God will actually work
things out and He doesn’t really need our help to do it. But, then again,
He is God. The same God who parted the Red Sea.

The next time you feel stressed, instead of running around and pushing
yourself too hard, why not take a breath and ask God for help? ⦁ Emily Acker

⦁ What do you tend to do when life gets crazy? How might God be inviting
you to “be still” in these times?

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)


Read Verses:

Psalm 46:10; Psalm 62:5-Psalm 62:12