Posted by Rebecca.
My heart felt heavy today as I sat to work on this post. I have friends who are struggling with life-threatening illness, job and income losses, deaths of loved ones, and the stresses of life.
As I pray for them and share heartfelt compassion for their circumstance, I have an inner peace that the God I love and gave my life to will, without a doubt, show himself real and faithful to each one of them in just the right time. That He will answer their cry for help and my simple prayers for them.
I know He will answer, and yet I understand the feelings of fear, sadness, and inadequacy my dear friends may be experiencing. Those feelings tend to war with our faith that God is with us and never leaves us. Those fears at times utter battle cries that may rise through the peaceful moments of our prayers and pierce our hearts.
Maybe it is to those warring fears we need to say, “Be Still! My God is with me and together we WILL have victory.”
Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Those words “be still” are not just a call for silent worship. It was the voice of God addressing wicked warring nations to “cease and desist”. Warning them that He would be exalted, not them. That they had no chance of winning.
As I read and studied this verse today, I was reminded of the song from Bethel Music “Be Still”.
So, I invite you to share my headphones for a moment and enjoy…
Recording Artist: Steffany Frizzell Gretzunger and Bethel Music
Be still my heart and know
You are God alone
Stop thinking so much
and just let go
Be still my soul and rest
Humbly I confess,
in my weakness your strength is perfect
My inspiration: I felt this song was a great reminder that God gave everything for us, that He wants us to give Him everything, even our worries, fears, and problems. A reminder that it’s okay to tell ourselves, or our fears and problems, be still…and then rest in Him.
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About the author:
Rebecca Bergren is a writer with the ability to redefine clichés and travel through time with the mysterious, quirky cast of her novels. Life’s lessons have also inspired her to weave a message of hope and God’s restoration power into her heartwarming screenplays and humorous short pieces.
Rebecca is a member of ACFW, MyBookTherapy, Write Now Writers’ Group, and Writing Craft Girls critique circle. She lives in Minnesota with one fabulous man, three spunky kids, and a marshmallow-eating Labrador.