“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;”
Psalm 37:7 NIV
I don’t wait well if I’m tired.
I don’t wait patiently if I am soul-drained and just telling me to “be still” doesn’t help me be still.
The Hebrew word used for “be still” in this verse doesn’t mean for your body to not move, it means to be silent.
It means to silent your mind, quiet the overthinking and obsessive worrying.
Stop talking about it.
Stop thinking about it.
Stop dwelling on it.
Calm your mind.
Clear your thoughts.
Create space in the silence.
Be in the quiet.
I know it is hard.
We aren’t used to it, so start with 60 seconds of quieting your mind. Bring it back to stillness when it wanders. Give yourself grace. If you make it 60 seconds, add 60 seconds more because in that silent space is the peace you are looking for. God is there waiting to meet you and you don’t need words, you need Him. The longer you stay there, the stronger this “stillness muscle” grows, the more you will capture the grace of God to apply and live in today.
It is how you fill up your tired soul.