Practicing "Be Still"
During these unprecedented times, everyone is looking for something or someone to help them cope. We all want this to go away and many people are asking “Why me Lord?” and “When will this end Lord?” I have experienced a lot in my life and eventually learned that God wanted me to be still so I can trust Him and trust the process. "Being Still" is one of the hardest skills for people to learn but an extremely important one to cultivate. There are many ways to “be still” and it is not a task that many can do alone without guidance. If this is a skill you are struggling with or want guidance on, please reach out and find out how I can help you. In these times, we need to remember to "Be Still." Being still is having mindfulness, letting go and letting God, having “crazy faith,” being quiet enough to hear God or the universe, and when we stop stressing and overthinking about our problems. One of the first steps is learning from scripture about being still. For this blog I am focusing on The Bible but many religions have the same concept of being still. Below are a few of my favorite Bible verses on “being still.”
“A time to tear and a time to sew; a time to be silent and a time to speak” - Ecc 3:7
“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken. -Pslam 62:5-6
“Teach me, and I will be silent; make me understand how I have gone astray.”- Job 6:24
“But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.”- Psalm 131:2
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”- Exodus 14:14
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”- Pslam 46:1
Other skills to use with “being still” such as radical acceptance, meditation, managing stress levels, and focusing on the positivity in your life. The main point is to stop trying to figure out all the steps, stop overthinking, and stop stressing over the answers. Being still is where we have “crazy faith” in the Lord, in ourselves, and in the Universe.