Psalm 46:10: "Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."
God tells us in Psalms 46:10 to be still. What a concept in today’s society. When things go wrong we feel that we have to do more, work harder, keep up, work faster, but God says “be still”.
In addiction, “being still” is also a foreign concept. Individuals with addiction are
used to constant stimulation, a moment with stillness can feel like an eternity. Being alone with ones thoughts, being forced to face ones biggest fears, being still enough to have to deal with emotions just seems torturous. Someone with an addiction would rather feel more comfortable with preoccupation. It’s a constant struggle in treatment, to encourage the ladies to sit alone and process things that they learn and to apply this to their lives. Sometimes we feel like broken records, reminding the ladies that they need to take time to sit quietly and be comfortable with being with themselves and God. Sometimes I feel God reminding me to practice what I preach…
As Christian’s, I believe we get caught up in the business and chaos of life. We pray to God and wonder why He isn’t giving us an answer, without thinking if we have even stopped to listen.
Our society feels that it has the answer to business. It has become obsessed with meditation; if you wish to practice self-care you are encouraged to spend time meditating. Isn’t it amazing how science has caught up with God?! Right from the beginning God asks His people to be still and know that He is God. God knows that Satan uses business and chaos to distract God’s people from hearing His voice. Remember to be still in God’s presence, meditate on Him and His word and the world will feel less chaotic.