Be Still

Lord, help me to relax about insignificant details beginning tomorrow at 7:42:23, PST.

We’re more familiar with the similar prayer, “Lord, give me patience, and I want it right now!” “That’s ridiculous, we say.” Sure, both statements are absurd, but isn’t that really the way we act too often? It may take a supernatural act of God to bring about that kind of change, but surely, he wants us to use the common sense and abilities he’s given us to live wisely and thoughtfully.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God . . . Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. (Psalm 46:10; 37:7)