Motionless. Unmoving. Not moving a muscle. Stationary. Quiet. Silent. Hush. Undisturbed. Calm. Peaceful. Serene. Tranquil. Waveless. These are all synonyms for the word still.
Like a parent who is talking to their active child to be still, there are times God bids us to be still, become motionless, hush our mouths, and be calm.
There is both a peace and agitation in being still. It wrecks our soul yet energizes our Spirit man.
Throughout time, there were seasons where God wooed man to be still. For it is in the stillness, we can hear his voice – the still small voice Elijah heard when seeking God.
The Creator of the Universe loves to move in the stillness of our soul so He can whisper to our Spirit man on how to move forward. Noise permeates us all throughout the day and everyday yet when stillness exist, it causes us to listen.
Be still today. Hush. Be stationary. Quiet. Silent. Open your ears, your heart, and yes, even your eyes and listen for the still small voice to speak.
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
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Psalm 37:7
The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent. Exodus 14:14
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. Psalm 62:5
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak. Ecclesiastes 3:7
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:3