“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him…” Psalm 37:7 (ESV)
My heart beats quickly and my mind races. I want action. Being still seems impossible.
I’m a fixer by nature. So, naturally, that places me in the junior god position often. I find myself offering God options. Helping Him devise solutions. Lord, we have a few options here. Number one…or we can…
Sometimes I slow down long enough to catch myself. Other times I miss the absurdity of it all together.
God is God…And I am not Him
Photography by Lisa Frost Best
I love to read how God explains himself in the book of Job. “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me…” (38:4 NLT) Over the course of four chapters, God questions Job. Reading those questions are a great reminder to me that I’m just not qualified for my position as junior god. My best answer can only be what Job says in 40:3 -5, “I am nothing – how could I ever find the answers? I will put my hand over my mouth in silence. I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say.”
Do you ever catch yourself taking on the universe? Are you like me – smack dab in the middle of some kind of craziness?
Today I give us permission to be…still