Psalms 46:10 KJV

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Brown and White Armchair

I believe everyone has their favorite chair. You know, the one that draws you, inviting you to sink down into it and enjoy it’s comforts? I have chair like that. In fact, my two year old daughter recently brought a book over to me as soon as I plopped myself down into my favorite chair, knowing that I would spend the next few moments reading.

In studying the above scripture, I discovered that the word “still” means to sink down, relax, withdraw and to drop. Sounds similar to cozying up in your favorite chair doesn’t it? I know the emotions I experience when I get to let go of my worries for a few moments, and sink down into comfort and rest. The same applies to being still and knowing that He is God.

Letting go isn’t supposed to be a tense, fearful moment of uncertainty, but rather an occasion of understanding and familiarity as you enter into rest, peace and comfort. Withdrawing from worry and anxiety, and sinking down into the calmness of His presence is something we get to experience at any point during our day, and in any season.

It should just be second nature for us to be able to turn away from despair and uneasy feelings, and then lean into His unconditional love and open arms. He is beckoning you closer today, and asking you to resist the chaos and turmoil that worry brings, and to rather sink down into His comforts. That is an invitation I never want to reject.

God, I hear you speaking to me, calling me to rest. I’m thankful today that I can find all I need in You. Please help me to be still, and to know what to lay down in surrender at Your feet.

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