This is a topic that I’ve written on prior to this post. And somehow, it has come back to the surface again. I am reminded, Psalm 46:10a says, “Be still, and know that I am God”. This is often a difficult posture for those of us who are ALWAYS on the move; ALWAYS doing something; ALWAYS present for whatever the next task may be. So, we ask, what would it look like in this time of pandemic for us to just be still? What would it take for us to simply rest? What would it mean if we were not performing? What is the message we are sending our souls when we do not pause, to really rest?
When a crisis, or world event, is happening and we are performance driven or believe that everything has to happen right now, we don’t know how to operate when the Lord presses the pause button where we are able to exhale for a moment. Because we do not practice enough self-care to pause for ourselves, typically something major must happen to slow us down. My dear friends, this time of social isolation is an invitation and a gift. The invitation comes in the form of offering us the privilege to spend some time with God. It offers us the opportunity to settle ourselves and trust Him, knowing that He is God. This time is a gift, in that it tells us that we can be still for a moment and remember that He will be exalted not our tasks!
What would it look like for us to get quiet and seek God? How do you think you would respond if His word comes back saying, “be still”? Could it be that God is inviting us, in this time, to be still emotionally and spiritually as we pursue Him? Could this be a time that in our stillness, in our rest, we can better hear from the Lord and find out what is being required of us as we come out of this pandemic?
We do not pretend to know the mind of God or why this pandemic is being allowed in this land. But what we do know is that the Lord has never left, nor forsaken us. So, if we can offer anything to someone who is feeling the same kind of pressure that we are feeling, speak to your spirit and rest in Psalm 46:10. Don’t just sit still! Be still! Be well!
Take good care of you!