Clouds thunder outside our windows as we watch the rain come down in sheets over the salt water lagoon. My kids’ noses press against the glass. In the middle of a gloomy day, the storm slows the rush.
So much to do, so few hours. School to finish, friends to see, plans to make, iPhone distraction, dinner to serve, kitchen to clean, work to finish, and….
I hear the my grandmother’s old Grandfather clock ticking somewhere in the background of my mind. I remember the stillness of stormy days spent at her house. I could always hear the clock tick.
With each breath, the clock slows.
My nose presses against the cold glass. I watch the storm.
For just a few minutes, hours don’t pass; the seconds thrum and God speaks.
Heart be still.
In the storm, in the busyness, heart. be. still.
I quiet my heart and listen: to His heart beat, His Word to me, His promises.
We feel overwhelmed.
He calms the storm.
Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace… If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you know what His will is. - Amy Carmichael
Be still and know that I am God. –Ps 46:10
The Lord Himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.–Exodus 14:14
Be still in the presence of the Lord and wait patiently for Him to act. –Ps. 37:7
When Jesus woke up, He rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly, the wind stopped, and there was a great calm.
And this righteousness will bring peace. Yes, it will bring quietness and confidence forever.–Isaiah 32:17