Be Still

That is hard! To be still, letting God handle a situation. To wait for the answer when you have heard God say, “Be Still.”

I remember when my oldest son was getting married in Nevada. Airline tickets were expensive for three kids and me. Thinking about how I would make this happen, I heard God tell me not to use my credit card to buy the tickets. Be Still moment, or you could say it was wait and see. It was hard, as the day came closer and closer, and still no money for the airline tickets. Finally, a week before the wedding, I had a heart-to-heart talk with God. I know some of you will understand what it looks like. That night, at a DivorceCare class, the facilitator for the group gave me a card with money in it. Also, a lady in the group pulled me aside and said she had this money for her son, but it felt like she would give it to me for the last couple of weeks. The money given was $100 short of being able to buy our tickets. Then, when we left for the airport, it was $100 under my garage door. God is good. Had I not chosen to be still and listen to GOD, I, as those who donated, would have missed out on a blessing.

There are still a lot of ways you can be still. They are not doing what you can do to see the answer to taking time away to quiet your heart and mind so you can hear from God.

As we approach the end of 2023, I take some time and ask God what the focus word for the following year is. I still work but pray before GOD about the coming year.  It is a practice that I haven’t perfected, but I keep leaning in on God and practicing being still in my mind and heart.

Pastor Mary

Mary Yaw

Mary is on a mission to provide a cozy welcoming, safe place where you can find H.O.P.E. for the future.