The deadline for this month’s devotion came much sooner than I was ready.  Work has been busy and I’ve had a lot on my mind lately.  After several attempts at writing I found myself approaching panic phase as our deadline loomed and my writer’s block got worse.  To clear my head, I started playing the piano.  As I was playing I did indeed relax and I knew God would fill the emptiness in my mind and tell me what to write in plenty of time.  And He did. God’s message to me was to be still.

Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10).  My mind has been so cluttered lately because of the illness of a family member and having to make some tough decisions on his behalf.  I’ve been second guessing myself wondering if I made the right decisions or what would happen if I did this instead of that.  I don’t like to make hasty decisions, but sometimes tough decisions need to be made quickly.  Fortunately for us, God’s timing is perfect and He will always give us the answer whether we need it in five minutes or in five days.  Be still.

No doubt many of you also need to make important decisions and, like me, sometimes struggle with the “what ifs” of that decision.  Dear friends, give the “what ifs” to God!  Whatever the decision is that you need to make, remember that you always have time to pray about it, then be still and listen for God’s answer.  Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own. (Jeremiah 33:3 MSG)