Sunday, June 05, 2005

Be still

We live in a world where our daily activities require us to be constantly moving, thinking, and working. We spend our days relentlessly moving around trying to accomplish the tasks that are before us. We work and work until we are too tired to work anymore. This type of lifestyle is very demanding, yet very common.

I, myself, get bogged down with the work that I have to do on a daily basis. I wake up, go to church (or school during the school year), and then right after that, I go home and work on other things that I am obligated to. I've noticed that a great percentage of my time is either in front of my computer working, or up at church pounding out material for Imagination Theatre. By the end of the week I am so drained that sometimes I don't feel like I can go on.

It's at these times that I have to remind myself that God is always in control, and that He is God, not me. Only He can help me when I am exhausted and need to be rejuvenated. He is the only one capable of restoring the energy needed to live in this world. But with such a hectic schedule, sometimes I forget, or I feel that I am too busy to call on Him to help me.

Psalms 46:10a says, "Be still and know that I am God." Psalms 46 moves on to tell us in verse 11 that God is also our fortress. Whenever you feel over-worked or stressed, say Psalms 46:10a in your head and remember that God is always there and He is always in control. There is nothing too big for Him to handle and He is just a whisper away. Even though the world we live in is all about constant work, you can find comfort when you remember to be still and know that God is in control.

1 comment:

MB said...

That really applies to me! I am always on the go and sometimes I just feel so overwhelmed, but I always remember that God is there ready to help and comfort me. Be still and know that I am God...it gives me goosebumps. And there is an awesome song about that verse lol. ANYWAYS! Once again...another awesome post from an awesome guy! Adios hermano!