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