As God’s people, we are commended to “Be still” (Psalm 46:10). Psalm 46:10 (ESV) 10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Every trial or major decision that arises, I recall these words and seek comfort. I can’t help but wonder what it actually means to ‘be still’ and how to make that happen. Initially I typed in ‘define still’ to the Google search bar, the Merriam Webster Dictionary returned:
“Free of turbulence”
Scrolling further down the page, ‘still’ has many related words which we can learn from. Calm: a peaceful mental or emotional state Peaceful: untroubled by conflict, agitation, or commotion Placid: serenely free of interruption or disturbance Quiet: gentle, easy going Tranquil: free from agitation of mind or spirit “Be still, and know that I am God.” Is not merely a saying, it’s a command and a state of being. To be still is to be free of turmoil or confusion. Being still is to trust in God’s plan and his ability to care for you and I. To be still is to be fully dependent on God! Isn’t it a relief to know that we are never alone or forgotten? All it takes is for us to be still.