I admit, that’s tough for me to do. I normally feel like I should be doing something… calling someone… talking to someone… but “be still,” no, that goes against my nature.
But, that’s exactly what the Psalmist says we should do. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) To “be still,” means to trust God. To “be still,” means to wait on God.
Maybe you are in a season in your life where nothing is happening and you question what God is doing. Maybe you have prayed and prayed and prayed and it doesn’t appear that your prayers are being answered but actually they are. There are three answers to prayer: “Yes,” “No,” and “wait.” We don’t like to hear it but, “wait” is an answer to prayer.
You might ask, “but why does God tell me, wait?” Maybe you aren’t quite ready for what you are praying for. Maybe God wants to teach you something that can be taught by waiting.
Bottom line is this; do you trust God? If you do, then you can wait. If you don’t trust God, then you struggle with waiting. Because, waiting means trusting. Waiting means that we believe God is sovereign and has the perfect plan for us… even if it means waiting.
So, today… maybe we need to just “Be still and know that God is God.” Maybe we need to say, “God, I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know why this is happening but, I’m going to trust you. I’m going to be still”
Some of my favorite verses in Scripture are, “Though the fig tree should not blossom and there be no fruit on the vine; though the yield of the olive should fail and there be no cattle in the stalls; yet I will exult in Thee, O God” (Habakkuk 3:17-19).
Today, be still and wait on the Lord.