Perfectly Still

I am going to stand perfectly still.

For one moment – there are no work assignments waiting, piles of laundry to take care of or looming medical tests.

For just one second – there is just me and Him…and peace.


My spiritual gift is worry…okay, I realize that is most definitely not a spiritual gift…but I am such a worrier.

I worry about how my every action impacts my children.  I worry that I am going to scar them in some way and, years later, they will be in therapy working through why their mother insisted on dressing them all the same and why, oh why, could they not just wear their flip-flops to church?

I worry that I am missing out on opportunities to be used by God.

I worry that I am not a good wife.

I worry that I’ll never stop worrying.

And, once my mind gets going, it’s a flurry of chaos and I am unable to function.  So, Psalm 46 speaks to me.  Nations are in uproar and kingdoms are falling.  There is desolation and war.  There is chaos and confusion.  I feel my blood pressure rising just thinking about it.

What should I do, Lord?  Start a petition?  Protest?  Worry?  Should I worry, Lord? (Okay, that was facetious.)  But, seriously, when the world seems to be spiraling out of control…what should I do?

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 NIV

When the chaos creeps in and the crazy craves control…be still.

When circumstances call for you to doubt…know.


So, tonight, in this moment…I am just going to be still.  I will have to give baths and brush teeth and do all of those wonderful mommy things that I truly love to do.  But, in my heart, it’s just He and I…and peace.

I am going to stand perfectly still.

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