Be Still

“Be still and know that I am God...” Psalm 46:10

“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him...” Psalm 37:7

Our lives have radically changed. Before now, it was hard to be still. Hard to rest. Life was nonstop. But, we’ve been forced to be still. And it’s been good. Good for the soul. It’s easy to be fearful and anxious during this time.  There’s so many unknowns.  We are bombarded with overwhelming stats and news every day.  I’ve had my own struggles even before this time of change with anxiety and being fearful. I’ve been reminded though that we should be “anxious for nothing” (Phil 4:6) and that “perfect love casts out all fear” (1 John 4:18).  There’s no need to be fearful.  No need to be anxious.  No need to worry.  The Bible tells us to not worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will worry about itself-each day has enough trouble of it’s own (Matt 6:34).  Let God (who knows what the future holds anyway) take that worry from you.  I’ve also been reminded of the rainbow. The rainbow is a sign of hope. A sign of promise. God’s Word is full of promises for us. Here’s some that are resounding with me:

1. He loves me unconditionally and nothing can separate me from His love (Romans 8:38-39) 2. He won’t leave me alone (Psalm 27:10) 3. He is my Comforter (John 14:26) 4. He is my strength (Isaiah 12:2, Isaiah 40:31, Philippians 4:13) 5. He will always listen (Hebrews 4:16) 6. He has a plan (Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28) 7. He is good and He is faithful (Psalm 100:5)

8.He is my hope (Romans 15:13)

9.He is my joy (Zephaniah 3:17)

10.He is my peace (Romans 16:20, 2 Thessalonians 3:16) If you don’t know Him, I pray you take this time of being still and rest to get to know Him-you won’t ever regret it. The things we have in life are just that-things. They are temporary and they can be taken away from us quickly. We’ve learned over the last few weeks we can live without these things-sports, trips to the mall, hollywood...let’s get back to the basics, focus on being still and knowing Him and let’s hold on to the promises of God!

Bethany Benitez

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