This morning, the verse, “Be Still and know that I Am God” (Psalm 46:10) was on my heart.
The more I thought about it, the more I realized this–Being STILL requires WORK!
I locked in on this revelation while getting dressed this morning. Literally, I was putting lotion on my feet and noticed how well my pedicure was holding up and then I thought of this example….
I’m one of those people that struggles to stay still when I’m getting a pedicure. For whatever reason, once I’m in the chair, my toes begin to wiggle. I think it’s because I’m often trying so hard to be still, especially once the color is being applied. God used that example to show me how being still requires work.
Being still requires work, but much of that work is internal. We have to cease from our labors and rest in the fact that God is in control. He has not forgotten us and nothing catches him off guard.
Much like when I’m in the pedicure chair. Once I redirect my thoughts, I’m able to still back and relax and eventually, I look up to see that the work is done!
God’s doing the same thing for us right now. Rest in Him. Again, I understand that resting isn’t always easy, and you’ll still have the urge to want to “do something.”
Instead of trying to do God’s job for Him, redirect your energies toward meditating on His promises.
Scriptures to meditate on:
Habakkuk 2:3 (NKJV)
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.
Isaiah 40:31 – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
Psalms 37:34 – Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see [it].