Psalm 46: He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
If you are like me, there are about 2 million things running through your mind right now. That’s 5 or 6 million for the female variety of our species. We have to-do lists at home: get milk, fix the door, do laundry, pay that bill. We have tasks at work: answer that email, call that client, make that presentation. We have our kids’ stuff: swimming lesson, Dr. appointment, new outfit for school. We have our church stuff, our volunteer stuff, and our own personal stuff. We have so much stuff on our brain to deal with all day, every day.
This can be exhausting. In these moments, I have to remind myself to Be Still and Know that He is God. What a simple, powerful statement. It’s interesting to read the 46th Psalm in its entirety. It reminds me of the last verse of Next to me by Emeli Sande. When all the world falls apart, we can be still. No panic, no fret. Just be still. Why? He is God. The first verse tells us that He is our refuge, our ever-present help in trouble. So today, just be still. Slow down. Take a breath. I know I need to.