The Psalms tell us to ‘be still and rest in the Lord.’ This concept is counter culture to our world’s way of doing things. However, King David the Psalmist understood the importance of being still before God. Even though his enemies were trying to kill him, steal his monarchy and destroy his family, he encouraged the assembly to be still and at rest.
David understood that his victory did not come from an army, from all the money in the world or from people's allegiances, it came from being still in the presence of God, where he would receive renewed strength, divine wisdom, complete peace, and strategic ideas and plans.
Each day brings its own troubles. When we fret and worry, we move from peace to stress. Stress sabotages our health and our relationships, it ages us before our time and leaves us weak and burned out on life.
However, when we spend time each day in the presence of our beautiful savior in contemplation and meditation, we receive strength and inner peace that permeate our being. After time in the presence of the Altogether Lovely One, we will be charged and infused with energy for the challenges of the day, and the radiance of God’s love will shine through as a beacon of hope to others.