Stop Your Fussing and Be still!


Be Still

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 ESV

Our eight-day trip had been wonderful, yet anything but restful. Living out of suitcases, eating from the food we had packed or from various restaurants, left us with the constant reminder that we were neither at home nor at our destination. But God had a surprise planned and I almost missed it. After the first four days in our hotel room, just as I was packing for the next leg of our adventure, I just happened to look up and then I noticed for the first time a large, framed print. It hung on the wall just above my side of the bed but I had never seen it. There two large words on a white background told me all that God had been trying to tell me for days – “Be Still!”

Have you ever noticed that while we are looking for a detailed message from God about what we should be doing, where we need to be going or why things aren’t working out, that He often gives us something far simpler? While we are preoccupied with the geography of our destination, He is far more interested in the geography of our hearts. And so, I am hearing His answers to my questions –

“Be Still” - I have your family problems in my hands
“Be Still!” - I will be a spring in your dry places.
“Be Still!” - It is more important what I think than the acclaim of people who know you little
“Be Still!” I will be exalted in your life when you stop your fussing and simply know that I am God!

7 thoughts on “Stop Your Fussing and Be still!

  1. Oh, Pete–this is so good. I love the way you extrapolated upon the words “Be still,: there at the end in the box. No doubt there are more helpful extrapolations we could add, if we’ll stop, be still, and listen. Thank you!

  2. I missed this the first time, Pete. Thank you for pointing me back here. You and I received simple messages from God during the same week. I love how He faithfully brings us back to Himself when we are distracted and stressed. Blessings!

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  4. This was my mother’s favorite verse and so has an extra meaning to me. I love how you said that God cares more about the geography of our hearts than about the geography of our destination. It’s always about our hearts, isn’t it? Be still – when I want to handle issues myself and talk things to death. Just hush and be still! Let God do the talking and me the listening. Blessings, Pete!

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