Be Still and Wait for God

September 4th, 2020 Posted in writing

These few words in Psalm 37 hold a lot of importance for me.

Be Still…During the first weeks and months of the Covid virus, the world became more quiet because people stayed home and there was less traffic. I wish it had stayed quiet just a little longer. I appreciate silence. I try to make sure I can find a quiet place to pray, and even if I go to a coffee shop, I often bring ear plugs. For me, Be Still isn’t hard.

Wait for God… This takes more effort. I know God wants us to ask for what we need, and Christ assures us that when we ask in faith, God will answer. But I tend to be impatient, and sometimes I want God to answer my prayers right away. It can even sound like I am demanding rather than asking. I need to remember that “God can do infinitely more than I could ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20), and trust that God knows the right time to answer my prayers.

Just six words. But they have the power to help keep our faith strong if we take them to heart.

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