“…Be still and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10a
A while back I posted a blog that talked about how for that week, I had nothing to say. Nothing was coming to mind. Nothing. This week I have nothing to say once again but not because there is nothing coming to mind. I have nothing because there is so much on my mind, I have no idea where to begin. There is so much anger, unrest, and uncertainty in our world today.
We are struggling to pay our bills as prices continue to escalate. Many families are struggling to afford housing as home and rent increases go beyond what they can afford to pay. And there is nothing available to move into because all prices for housing units of all kinds are going up and up. We are seeing so many mass shootings my heart is broken. Our medical systems are struggling to keep up with the demand for services across the board. Our mental health system is failing. Not because there are not dedicated people trying to help but because there are not enough dedicated people who are trying to help, and our health insurance doesn’t always cover what is needed as it pertains to mental health issues. There is war, famine, drought, shortages, you name it we are experiencing it. And while I would like to do something, I don’t have the answers to these huge issues our nation and world are facing. That doesn’t mean I am doing nothing.
This also doesn’t begin to cover what my family is facing right now. So, I have nothing to say. Again, not because I don’t have a lot of things to talk about but because I am overwhelmed with the sheer number of things to talk about. I don’t know where to even begin.
And then maybe I do have something to say…I know what I need right now is space. Quiet space to let my brain think and digest all the massive inputs I have taken in. All the events that have happened. I need space to just be. I imagine, you do to.
So, here is my encouragement for today. Sometime today take some time to just be. Sit and don’t think. Sit and just enjoy your surroundings. Sit and listen to the birds singing. Sit and listen to the breeze whisper through the trees. Sit…let the world fade into the distance…and be still. And in your stillness allow God’s peace to infuse your soul.