It’s not healthy to always have an adrenaline rush pulsing through your body nonstop. There has to be that time in your life when you are not at the ready to fight or run away from your circumstances. It is a time to be still.
The world is a confusing place, at times, and if we are always watching what the world is doing, and forget to remember that God is on the throne, we will be troubled in our spirit. Tell me, what do we have to worry about? The battle’s already been won. There is nothing that Satan can try to do to us that the Lord hasn’t allowed to show his glory. We will be wise to learn to trust in the Lord with all of our hearts, and to lean not to our own understanding.
One of my favorite psalms is Psalm 121:
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
The Lord promises us that he knows what to do to lead us through situations that may happen in our lives. I can’t tell you how many times that I chose to worry needlessly, instead of trust God. My life became so stressed that it caused major health issues. It wasn’t until I made up my mind to present my whole life to God: all of the broken pieces of my life, the failures, disappointments, the hopelessness that I felt, and the inadequacies, that God reminded me to “be still and know….”
In all of my sorrow, it didn’t even occur to me that God was waiting for me to “look up.” We have a treasure in Christ, and nothing can destroy us, because the Lord loves us and he preserves us from all evil. There’s nothing to fear, when our faith is in him. it’s time that we realize that he has already won the victory.