Be Still My Soul . . . And Know that I Am God


One of the shortest verses in the scripture is one of the most meaningful. “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14 New International Version)

Being still is one of the hardest things for me to do. As long as I’m doing something relatively active, I am content. If I’m reading or writing, I am okay. But being still is a challenge, a necessary challenge.

The Bible says, “Be still and know that I am God.” When I am still in God’s presence, it is then that I draw closer to God. It is during those still times that I am able to express to God my innermost thoughts. Not only does stillness enable me to know God. It is also the time when God more fully knows me.

Being still is hard, but it’s one of the spiritual disciplines we need to practice every time we can.

For God alone my soul waits in silence,
for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.

(Psalm 62:5-6 Revised Standard Version)

Listen to the beloved hymn “Be Still, My Soul” on YouTube at this link;


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