A lesson I am still learning. Listening to hear His voice. Praying for so many. I fight the urge to ‘do something’ – to right wrongs, to organize and direct, to make rash decisions. Those are a few of the natural instincts that make up my character. Yet He instructs us to be patient, wait, listen.
Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
His direction doesn’t stop there. He doesn’t just say be still. He says to also KNOW that He is God. We have heard this, even learned all about Him being God. But do we KNOW this? Do we trust that He is God? Do we have faith that He is in charge and His plans are the best plans for us no matter how they vary from our ideals? Do we KNOW this with all our heart so that while we are being still we are anticipating that He will answer our prayers, provide and save?
The verse goes on to tell us how, while we are being still, He will answer. No matter the situation, it will be resolved in a way that God will be exalted. If we are trusting and praying, if we are knowing and believing, He will be glorified.
So, with anticipation and faith, I will be still and watch for the big and small miracles I know He has in store. And will strive to give Him the Glory each and every time He shows up.
Is there a time when you were finally still enough to hear God’s voice?