"Be still and know that I am God." - Psalm 46:10
Such power packed into such a tiny sentence and such a struggle for me! I've never been especially good at being still. Even when I'm physically still, my brain just doesn't shut off. My mind is constantly moving, sorting through information and never resting. It's exhausting! I don't think I ever realized how exhausting never being still really is until recently.
Last night I was lying in bed - completely tired and ready to sleep - but my brain wouldn't shut up! Part of not being able to sleep was that it was insanely warm in my room, but mostly it was my stupid "un-still" brain. I wasn't anxious about anything and most thoughts were good, busy thoughts, but not ones that needed to be "thunk" (as my Mom would say) while I was trying to sleep!
So this morning (after only getting 4ish hours of sleep) God impressed this verse on me. Tonight I'm going to make my first concerted effort at "being still" and hopefully will get a good night's rest and coincidentally obeying God all at the same time!