“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 NIV
Be Still. Be Still. Be Still. Does anyone else struggle with this? Why is it so hard to sit still? To not act, to not speak, to just be still. In our day and age, it’s a rare thing to have mastered this. Everyone is constantly on the go, always doing and always going.
Not until recently did I equate this verse with wanting to defend myself. God tells us to speak up for those without a voice and fight for those who are vulnerable. And sometimes it’s justified to speak up, especially for others. But when it comes to
ourselves, nine times out of ten, when I am wanting to justify or defend myself I can hear God whisper, “Be Still.”
For a long time, I always felt the need to defend my actions, or justify my words. I felt misunderstood. I would be accused of being too much, or too honest, or too harsh. My intentions would get twisted and this need to defend myself would start to bubble up. I still struggle with this, and that need still bubbles up, but I am learning that God is the ultimate defender.
He fights for me and He goes before me.
Not everyone will understand me, or what God is calling me to do. And I’m learning that it’s ok. I’m sure Jesus was very misunderstood as He walked this Earth doing the will of the Father. He walked knowing God was His Father and true defender. He was still before Him.
My prayer is that we would live the same way. Allowing God to be God, because He’s good at it. We can rest in the fact that He is fighting for us and we don’t need to defend ourselves. We can be still.
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