Be still…

Have you ever volunteered to help somebody with a project…maybe they were moving…maybe they had some sort of damage to their home…something that required all hands on deck, so to speak?  Have you ever showed up to help and found that there were so many people there to help that you didn’t really know what to do…you kind of move randomly from place to place trying to appear as if you are being useful.  After awhile, you begin to think…What am I doing here?  Everything is clearly under control.

That is where I am at the moment.  I feel like I’m just treading water…tiring myself out, but not really going anywhere.  It’s like there is a big job to be done and I have shown up and said…Okay, God, here I am.  Use me.…but then I don’t know what to do.  Everyone around me seems to have been clued in to what their particular role is and they are working away.  Me?  I am randomly going from place to place trying to appear and feel useful. 

Then…this morning as I drove to work…I heard God whisper to my heart…Could you just be still?  And it occurred to me that my mind has been a constant frenzy of activity lately.  I have really felt like God is leading me to do something for Him…however, the details are not clear at this point and so I have been trying to figure it out.  But, I realize now that I do not need to know the details.  Those are none of my concern at this point.  The important thing is that God is exalted and He is going to make sure that happens.

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

I realized that I was acting as if God some how needed something I could bring to Him…then I was under the pressure of trying to figure out exactly what it was He needed from me.  I could relate to the passage in Micah where the people want to know what the Lord wants from them…What should I bring before the Lord?  Should I bring burnt offerings, calves, rams, oil?  Do you want my first born, Lord?  I can see them falling to their knees in desperation.  What is it you want from me, Lord?  The answer?

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God?  – Micah 6:8

Okay…so, Be still…and Walk humbly with your God.  With your God.  Not running ahead of Him trying to figure out what He’s going to do down the road…not lagging behind fighting what you know to be His calling on your life.  Just walking with your God…my God…

Stacy, Stacy…you are worried and troubled about many things…Be still…know that I am God…and just walk with Me. 

3 thoughts on “Be still…

  1. I like this post… probably because I can identify with it. When I remember, I take a little time in the quiet to sit down with Him and ask Him, “Okay, Lord… what do you want me to do next?” I have found that if I can get quiet and still and wait on this answer, that I usually have a clear knowing of His will. ~Most of the time it is a very simple answer, like “Pray for him.”


  2. Hi Stacy,
    Wow, your posts always hit home…This one did too, espescially the last paragraph and more importantly the very last sentence with (your name in it) my heart just about stopped as I read it b/c it felt like it was meant directly for me. Um, still waiting for my heart to “start” again b/c it just stopped me in my tracks. I so wish that I had your depth of bible knowledge and could “hear” God speak to me as much as you do. I struggle with making time to be in the Word and not getting angry with it when I do (long story…) I know I need to make this a priority though and you inspire me in that way. Thanks again for this post Stacy. I am so touched by it.

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