God is inviting us to be still before Him.
Written by Corbyn Antrim | Class of 2021
“He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.'” Psalm 46:10
How fitting is this verse for what we are experiencing in our world today? This verse brings comfort to me, especially during these strange and uncertain times. God says to be still…which is exactly what we are doing as we sit inside our homes, waiting for the day when we are free to do the things we used to do.
If God tells us to be still, then we need to be still. While I am sitting at my desk doing schoolwork, I often look out my window and enjoy the nature that thrives in my backyard– everything from the ducks and turtles swimming in our pond to the deer in the distance and the beautiful birds surrounding us. I have a new appreciation for these things that I otherwise would not have noticed had I not been home all day. I find joy in the reminders of nature that are also exalting the Lord. What are some things you are noticing while being still?
Our world is so fast-paced, always trying to be one step ahead of everything. Sometimes we are not still like we should be. During this time now, we can simply rest in Him, like we should have been doing all along. God will be exalted in our world. He will be lifted up, far greater than this virus. We cannot let this setback bring us to despair and hopelessness. Instead, we need to view this setback as a chance to grow in God and be still in Him and His creation. Be still in God, as we head towards His shining light at the end of this tunnel.
[Editor’s Note: The Philippians 4:8 Project is a daily centering of the WC community’s collective hearts and minds on “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”]