Being still

Be still, and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10)

Being still has always been a challenge for me. My mind is easily distracted by anything—such as a sound or thought. Even writing this devotional is a struggle as my mind wanders to different areas, mostly connected with my “to do” list for the day. Setting aside these things to focus on my goal will help me accomplish it.

One of my goals is getting to know God more. To do that, I need to take time to be still. Those times I am able to be still are always enriching to my spirit. Praying for stillness in the midst of my sometimes overactive mind is helpful. The disciples couldn’t see the power of Jesus when they were in the midst of the storm in a boat, because of the distraction of fear. They sought Jesus regarding the storm and he commanded it to be still (Mark 4:39). The storm calmed and the disciples could see the awesome power of God in Jesus.

Prayer: Jesus, thank you for calming the storm of distractions in me so that I can sit at your feet and know you. Amen.

Faith tip: Practice today to be still and focus on God. Pray that you can be still and know.

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