“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
It is a couple of hours past midnight on Christmas Eve. Since the first light of dawn is hours from peeking through my windows, I am considering it to yet be, the eve of Christmas Eve. My last present has been wrapped. I have enjoyed the privilege of visiting into the wee hours with one of my grown children, who now sleeps peacefully in the guest room.
My heart is at peace.
It took most of the morning for my mind to come into agreement with the great I Am; to not just hear his gentle reminders to trust Him, but to put them into practice. He is my All Sufficient Provider, my caretaker, the protector of everything and everyone I love: the lover of my soul.
My response to His gracious promptings had to be active. I had to choose to trust, choose to be still and greater still, and choose to know, that He and He alone is God.
And so I choose, and as I do I find the rest of a hopeful heart, confident that in my stillness, He will act.
I rest in You in the quiet and sleepy hours. I trust in You at all times. You are my answered prayer, the hope I long for, my All in All. Bring peace, joy, and the knowledge of your Son to my home this holiday season. In You, I find my stillness, my confidence to stand.