Be Still

A Christmas card came in the mail last week from Beth’s cousin. The Bible verse on the outside cover was Psalm 46:10; “Be still and know that I am God.” This has been my favorite Psalm for longer than I can remember.

Before I was diagnosed with a Chronic Major Depressive Disorder and a Severe Anxiety Disorder I knew there was a lot of chatter in my head. Regrets about the past, being unworthy in the present, and fear of the unknown and uncontrollable. Combined with incessant negative self-talk and panic in many situations, this verse was a plea, a prayer, a reminder.

I still pray this verse every day. My mind, despite therapy and medication, still swirls. Filled with unwelcome thoughts and ruminations this verse can anchor me sometimes. Other moments it’s a desperate hope that maybe one day the verse will be one of of thankfulness.



About is a place for sojourners walking this spiritual path called life. - Brian Loging,, is lead writer at tWS. He is also a speaker, author, poet.

Posted on December 16, 2018, in #anxiety, #depression, Contemplative, Contemplative Quotes, Mental Health, Mindfulness, scripture reflection. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. To be still, is a gift 📦 given with the express intention that we may know His love and care for us…. To share with others our weaknesses and vulnerabilities is to be His strength to them on the pathway. Bmessings


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