Psalm 37:7 - Be Still and Wait Patiently

Psalm 37:7 - Be Still and Wait Patiently

Psalm 37:7 - "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him"

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Do you find yourself asking God for answers?

Do you look to Him to help you make decisions?

How often do you feel like despite such prayer requests, God is quiet. In fact, you may question that God is even interested in guiding you in making decisions you face each day.

I believe this verse from the book of Psalms provides key insights for why we feel this way at times, as well as guidance for how we can get the direction we crave from God.

Notice this verse suggests we do two things: 1) be still, and 2) wait patiently. Both of these are quite challenging in our modern age!

Given the fast pace of our daily lives, full of responsibilities that range from childcare to work to household chores, we are rarely still. The closest many of us come to being still is at bedtime when we are unconscious, rather than engaging before the Lord.

Sure, we can also be still during our prayer time. But how often do we fill that time with our chatter, instead of actually listening for God to speak to us?

The result is a typical experience of missing His voice and direction in our daily lives.

The second aspect of this verse is its recommendation to wait patiently.

Another very difficult habit in our modern age!

Patience is difficult since our days are consumed with constantly growing to-do lists. Patience with prayer requests is a particular challenge. However, we benefit ourselves to remember that God appreciates FAITHFUL prayer - the repeated prayer itself brings God joy as it illustrates our faith in His goodness to answer our prayers.

"Being still" and "waiting patiently" are certainly difficult habits, but incredibly powerful in advancing our spiritual growth and overall contentment.

I encourage you to add this to your list of memory verses and share your experiences in the comments section below.

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