September 3, 2013


Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God.”

The antidote to soul sickness is stillness, the ancient art of just being still. When I get still before God, I acknowledge that He is God and He’s in control. So, when I try to fix everything and solve my problems in my own strength, I’m not acknowledging my dependence on Him. When was the last time you were still? Do you ever sit still for thirty minutes without watching television? Do you ever just sit still for an hour and think about how great and awesome God is? That’s how your soul begins to be restored. You can’t have restoration of the soul without stillness.

Psalm 23 says, “He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” Motion and commotion can rob our souls of peace but stillness restores us in our relationship with God. Many times God has to make us slow down. Even though our world moves at a frantic pace, He allows us to get sick for a time so we’re forced to lie in bed and just think. It’s so much better just to slow yourself down and find time to be quiet and be still. Why does He do this? Well, back in Psalm 23 it says, for His name’s sake. God’s purpose in everything He does is to glorify His name because, above all else, He is worthy to be praised. How will you praise God today?