On my 16th birthday my best friend gave me a plaque that showed Psalm 46:10 “Be still and Know that I am God.” It hurt my feelings. I lived each day in such a whirlwind of emotion, I couldn’t see my desperate need for stillness.
Stillness with God is so sweet yet too often beyond me. Storyside B’s song Be Still really resonates to me about my own search for stillness. I learned about stillness much like the author of this song- with “my face down upon the floor.” Read these great lyrics:
when I feel like caving in
my heart my soul is wearing thin
I just want to give up
nothing seems at all to add up
can you hear me Lord?
my face is down upon the floor
its then you whisper in my ear
be still and know I’m here
Have you ever prayed, face down, sucking carpet fibers into your face? The type of prayer when there’s no where else to turn but to God? That’s one place I have found God’s stillness.
The good news is that with every decade I am more still. Believe me, no one would ever confuse me with a calm person but by the time I hit 70 or 80 I might start looking relaxed.
Take a listen and just let this song wash over you…