When was the last time you experienced complete stillness and silence? Did it feel peaceful? Or did it feel uncomfortable? Personally, I love experiencing those moments, and I will do almost anything to make them possible!
It is a wonderful thing when all the noise and activity around us stops, but most of all, it is wonderful when WE stop. It is a powerful statement when we choose to pause in the business of our lives, be still, and turn our attention towards our Father. It is a way of reminding ourselves that God is a good Father who fights our battles for us; therefore, we can rest and worship Him. It makes a statement that no matter what is going on around us, we cannot be separated from the joy and peace of His presence.
Psalm 46 describes a heavenly city: 'God himself is living in that city; therefore it stands unmoved despite the turmoil everywhere. He will not delay his help.' His presence within us makes it possible for us to be happy even in the midst of chaotic circumstances! His presence reassures us that we can be confident in His nature, and we can be confident about the future.
Have you been fighting hard to stay close to God? Do you feel burdened by the many demands you are facing? Maybe it is time for you to take a quiet moment to sit in His presence and allow His truth to wash over you. Let Him speak to you: "Cease striving and know that I am God".
Why not try listening to some soaking music to help you to be still and focus on God? Check out mine in my music section.