I chose this verse at the beginning of the year, hoping that my life would slow down so I could actually sit still in God’s presence. Since life has only gotten busier, I’m learning instead to still my heart in the midst of chaos. No matter what is going on around me, I can always be with God in the inner sanctuary, created in my heart. It is there where I find peace in His presence, where my soul is refreshed, and my strength renewed.
I’m also learning the importance of knowing that He is God. When life is spinning out of control, I try to take back control. With my to-do lists and organized calendar system in hand, I attempt to manipulate the situation to fit my desires. I fret, worry, and anticipate what to do next. All the while, forgetting to run to God. This year, I’ve heard Him telling me to be still, to wait, and know that He is God. He’s got it all under control.
God is teaching me to know in the depths of my heart that He is God and that I can trust Him. The very One who spoke the world into being cares about my daily struggles and worries. Nothing happens outside of His control and just as I trust Him for the air I breathe, I can trust Him with all my cares.
His love is stronger than my greatest fears. Nothing can separate me from Him. And knowing that He is God, stills my heart, even when my life just keeps spinning.