There’s a beautiful calm in stillness
When we abstain from motion too;
We begin to rest when we’re stationary
And to re-evaluate all we do.
Sometimes when we refuse to be still
The decision is made for us,
When our mind and body can no longer cope
And a standstill becomes a must.
And other times it’s beyond our control
When we’re forced into lockdown,
Where all activities and hustle and bustle
Are refrained in every town.
But when we’re still there’s time to think
And to spend much quality time…
With those that matter – our family
Where relationships can be refined.
Our daily agenda can be full
And distractions can take their toll,
When worthless things can waste our time
Where lasting fruit will not unfold.
Will we question the current status?
Or we simply do not care
Have we analysed the recent events
As to how they’ve taken us there?
Maybe God wants us to be still
And to remember our very first love;
Our devotion and quality time with Him
And to focus on things above.
Maybe it’s all been orchestrated
To tear our idols apart,
To evaluate and to prioritise
And to reveal the intents of our heart.
Maybe this calming peace and stillness
Will actually bear much fruit;
As we realise the vanity in many things
Since our distractions are living proof.
“Be still and know that I am God”
As we rest on His promises;
As He guides and leads us to His pasture
When we believe all that He says.
Much rest and peace awaits our soul
When we trust in God’s promises,
And although we’re in the midst of turmoil
We’re calm when we’re Spirit led.
As nothing is done outside His control
He understands all we’re going through,
And that every test and every trial
Is to lead God’s love to you.
The power of God will never extinguish
And neither should our faith;
Our hope needs to burn just like a flame
So we finish this mandatory race.
(C) P.B. 2020
“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” Colossians 3:2