Still: My word for 2022

The Eternal will fight on your behalf while you watch in silence. ~Exodus 14:14 (VOICE)

I’m not a worrier by nature, but I often find it very difficult to shut down a million random thoughts that choose to twist, jitterbug, and tango through my mind all day and into the night. Does anyone else relate?

God and I have had many discussions about me just sitting still and listening to Him. After all, listen was my word for the year last year, and here’s the verse to go with it.

Call to Me, and I will answer you. I will tell you of great things, things beyond what you can imagine, things you could never have known. ~Jeremiah 33:3 (VOICE)

During a particularly difficult time in 2020, He had a friend share the above verse from Exodus with me. It was perfect then. It still is perfect. I clung to the verse as a lifeline many days. As I contemplated a word for 2022, God reminded me of both of these verses. I beat myself up often, feeling like a failure in the listening department, but my Heavenly Father reminded me that I am still and I do listen.

He wakes me in the pre-dawn hours almost every day. I wonder why I’m not asleep at 4 AM. Truth is, my sleeping habits are weird, but I seem to manage at least seven hours a night. It’s in that wee hour, though, that I talk to God about the people He’s put in my life and on my heart (my prayer time). It’s the time he reminds me of details for my day–important ones that could otherwise be easily overlooked. It’s the time when He plants ideas and sparks my creativity in my writing and other pursuits. He reminds me that He works behind the scenes on my behalf in every situation I entrust to Him. I just need to be still.

It’s a time when I am still, and My Best Friend hands me treasures of His love in the stillness before the sun comes up each morning and the world begins to turn with the busyness of the day. Like the serene waters in the image above. The stars twinkle and the moon glows and the Creator of the Universe whispers truths and ideas that can only come from Him.


Copyright 2022, Lynn U. Watson
Scripture taken from The Voice™. Copyright © 2008 by Ecclesia Bible Society. Used by permission. All rights reserved.



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