“Be still and know that I am God.”
Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Sometimes everything seems too much. We are overwhelmed by the concerns that we are carrying. Perhaps it feels like that for us at the moment, as we deal with so much suffering and uncertainty. We may not even be able to put words to what we are feeling when we cannot humanly make sense of what is going on. When things feel chaotic and we feel helpless in the face of it, we may need to pause and hear these words of invitation: “Be still and know that I am God.”
We pause in the eye of the storm. We become still. We remember who God is. The one who holds us and anchors us. The one who holds all of creation. We become aware of God’s presence. In stillness, we allow God’s presence to soak into us, to strengthen and console us.
Perhaps today, take a moment to take up that invitation. Find a quiet place even for ten minutes and allow yourself to be in the awareness of God’s presence.
There is a beautiful prayer by Edwina Gateley called “Let your God love you” that may help you step into that stillness and knowing.