Be Still

Guest post by Steve Austin, www.graceismessy.com

We hear this phrase repeated often, especially in Christian circles.
Be still.” What does this phrase mean to you? Be confident? Be calm? Be self-assured? Be stable? Be consistent? Be constant? Be determined?

Psalm 46:1-3

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

If you continue reading in this particular Psalm, one thing is clear: the contrast between “the nations of the Earth” and the peace that we have when we trust in the sovereignty, knowledge, and deliverance of God.

Be still.
When war rages in your home.
When there are tossed seas in your marriage.
When your job security teeters and totters on the brink of destruction.
Be still.
When your children war against you.
When your friends turn out to be enemies.
When, in all of your humanness, your emotions get the best of you.
Be still.
Be still.
Take it easy.
Take a deep breath.
Close your eyes and rest your weary head.
Be still.

-Steve blogs @ www.graceismessy.com

Bio:
Steve Austin is a professional sign language interpreter, portrait photographer, singer-songwriter, worship leader, speaker, avid blogger, husband to Lindsey, and Daddy to Ben Thomas and Caroline.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Steve loves his Southern heritage and enjoys the countless adventures of raising his two young children, and learning more and more about independence and living in-dependence upon God each day.

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Posted on July 13, 2015, in Guest Posts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. “Be Still” as God has shown me lately, is to take a moment to rest in all that God is and to realize that He wants to speak to me, often, so it’s important not to get caught up in the busyness of the world and to take moments often to listen to His gentle voice. When I can’t hear Him, I read His Word until I feel at peace and the many thoughts in my head turn from my circumstances to the character of God and faith begins to replace worry and then I can follow where He leads for awhile until it’s time to “Be still” again.

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  2. Be Still – such good advice when we think we need to do something but don’t know what.

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  3. Reblogged this on Grace is Messy and commented:
    So honored to be the guest blogger over at http://www.thewannabesaint.com today! Check it out, please and thank you.

    Grace is Messy,
    Steve

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing my post, Brian! I love what you do here and I am thrilled to be a part. Blessings–Steve

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