Who’s At The Wheel?

Be still, and know that I am God!  Psalm 46:10

Be still in this restless world?  Is it even possible?  Perhaps not.  Unless we let God do the stilling in us.

Be still, and know that I am God!

Maybe if he does the stilling while we do the knowing, we’ll get somewhere.  Somewhere serene on this sacred journey to stillness.

Be still, and know that I am God!

Why in the world is this taking forever?  Are we there yet?  Daddy, Sally’s wiggling in her car seat, and Bobby took my doll!  Daddy, I’ve got to go pee!

Chill.  Be still.  Look up.  Grow up.  Fasten your seatbelt.  Look at me.  Hello!  I’m Daddy God.

Somehow, somewhere, on our way to growing up, we all sound the same.  I’m hungry. I’m tired. I’m waiting.  I’m wired.

The sweet news is, God sounds the same too.

Be still, and know that I am God!  Besides, I’m driving and you’re not!

After too many miles at the same slow speed in the same lame direction on Trust-Me Lane, we’re tired of being tired.  We’re fed up with whittling away our energy on gripes and worries; we’re downright angry about spending our frazzled lives on nothing but ourselves – and we’re finally spent.  Empty of ourselves.  We see nothing but God.

Somehow, somewhere on our way to growing up, we lose ourselves in the one who lost everything for us.  We learn to trust with our knower and know with our truster that God is a better driver than we are!

And we’re still….

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