Wrestling and Dancing

(By Rachel Joyce)

As I was praying about what to write on, the topic of being still in God’s presence was heavy on my heart. “How can I write on that, Lord? I fail so much. I love the time I spend in Your Word each morning, but I struggle with stilling my heart in Your presence. You’re teaching me about grace and acceptance, but I’m so far from living it out in its fullness.” 

“Be still, and know that I am God!” (Ps 46:10). “Teach me, Lord, to be still. What does it mean, anyway, and how can I, your stressed-out daughter, possibly know Your stillness, the stillness of the God of the ages?” So I searched in Your Word to learn Your truth. 

The psalmist David tells us in Psalm 37:7,

Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for Him to act.