Have You Tried To “Be Still” Before The Lord?

be-stillOur lives are a balance of forced rest and then catching up so how do we find time to choose to be still? Karlton shares.

”He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10).

Years ago I witnessed about Jesus to a young woman. I invited her to church, and the time came for the altar call. With my head bowed I began praying for the woman to be saved. As I began to pray the Lord told me to: Shut up and be still.

I had done my part, it was time for Jesus to do His part. The woman went forward and became a believer in Christ.

There are many times in life when we have “done our part” and we need to be quiet and be still, allowing the Lord to do His part. When we confront life’s challenges we can only do so much, and the rest is for the Lord to take care of.

Sometimes we think our frantic activity, our worry over events and difficulties, our “telling the world” about our troubles will somehow get things solved. While there are times to “spread the word”, there are also times to be quiet and be still, stopping the frantic activity, the racing thoughts, stop the fear, and allow our faith to do its work.

I had witnessed to the young woman. The seed was planted. I took her to the altar of Christ. My work was done. All that remained was to be still, be quiet, and let the Lord work His wonder in her life.

Many situations in our life require us to simply believe, to trust that the Lord will do what is needed, making a way forward that requires no more effort on our part. Once we have set things in motion, we must trust that the Lord will bring the desired result. Our efforts can only take us so far. The rest is up to the Lord.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for saving souls and solving problems, for redeeming us and helping us through all of our troubles. Amen.

About the Author:
Karlton Douglas lives in Ohio with his lovely wife. He is thankful that the Lord has at times used him to do Kingdom work, but even more thankful that he has seen the Lord do many wonders beyond his feeble efforts.

Has frantic physical, mental, or emotional activities left you exhausted? Why not be still and ask the Lord to see things through?

This is Kari Jobe singing a lovely version of “Be Still My Soul (In You I Rest).” Wow. She has such a sweet voice and spirit and the lyrics are just what those of us with chronic illness need to hear. I hope this song blesses you as it has me. Hugs. -Lisa