The verse in Psalm 46 that says “be still, and know that I am God” is pretty familiar to many of us. In today's world of hurry hurry hurry, we often hear people say "just be still."
Sounds great. Doesn’t it? Just be still. Oh, but it’s not that easy. You see, I can let my body be still all right, but my heart and mind are a different story.
In fact, often when I’m still, my mind is anything but still. But, when I do stop, get still, and truly focus on knowing Him, that’s when I hear His soft sweet whispers.
“Hush, my child.”
“Trust me...even when it’s hard.”
Today as I was pondering this passage, a couple of songs began to play on repeat in my head. “In Christ Alone” has a beautiful part that says:
“when fears are stilled, and strivings cease
my comforter, my all in all
here in the love of Christ, I stand.”
Being still entails letting our fears be stilled and our strivings to cease. It means to turn off the racing in our mind...and truly know Him.
The other song that came to mind, was “It is Well”. How many of us can truly say “it is well with our soul?” When I am still, hush my mind, and experience the peace that only He can bring, I can say “it is well.”
What’s keeping you from being still today? Do you need to sit and listen for His whispers of “hush my child?”
“Be still, and know that I am God!”
Psalm 46:10a NLT
Art behind the story:
Today’s artwork is very simple as I wanted to keep the focus on the whispers I heard from my Daddy.
For the word “hush”, I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Script Outline Alpha. It is colored in with Distess Oxide ink and a water brush. “My child” is stamped using Teeny Alpha. The background texture was enhanced with Texture Tiles 1 and Texture Tiles 2. On the tab I used Timeless Hymns.
Take some time today to be still and listen for whispers from Daddy.
Editor's Note: The journal used for these entries is titled "100 Days of Bible Promises" by Shanna Noel. This blog is also being published simultaneously on the Creative Worship blog of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.