“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10a (NIV)
After I became a mother, I didn’t know how to “be still” and, if I’m honest, I’m still not good with being still. The NASB versions translates the verse as “cease striving,” which I think is also an apt way to put it. We all need to stop and focus on our creator. Know that everything is in his all-powerful hands: every breath, every step, every trial and triumph.
Life has kept me caught up in the day-to-day, with no quiet time for reflection, introspection, or creativity. When I was younger, I had time get away by myself and write lyrics or poetry. It was something that kept me whole and sane, but as the years progressed I put that practice aside and now I find myself trying to get back to that quiet time, where my heart can sing out in praise and anguish, in joy and sorrow, to my God who holds me in his hands.
The lyrics below were written in one of my rare quiet times:
Let me be still, teach me to hear your voiceComfort my soul, direct me to the right choiceI long for your peace, I want to feel the joyLet me be still, I want to know your voiceI long to be in your presenceTo be still and know you are GodFor your strength to standWhen my world crashes inI want to shine as your lightAnd be a servant of hopeI will sing praises to youBecause your ways are higherYou gave me the Word to light my path