Be Still

Psalm 46 verse 10

That is not easy for human beings to do.  Be still.  We would rather not, right?  Most of us cannot stop moving or thinking, or we get so bored we go nuts.  Nobody likes cabin fever!  This verse is not talking about movement though.  This verse is talking about our hearts and how we trust God.  It is about not letting your heart leave His rest.

This morning has been one half crazy and one half chill.  My kids over slept their alarms and it was a mad dash to get them to school on time.  After the whirlwind of making lunches, breakfast, and getting everybody out the door, I was able to collect myself.

There is a stillness in the air as everything wakes up.  There is no wind, and there is almost always wind here in Colorado.  The crisp air has come down from the Rockies and it is sweet and fresh with that classic chill to it.

I stepped out onto our back deck around 6:45, and I saw this little guy chillin’ on the window:

Leaf bug
Good ol’ Colorado leaf bug

This little leaf bug was just hanging out in the stillness of the morning.  He let me get right up to him with my cell phone and take a close up.  Look at the intricate design that God created to make him look like a leaf!  So cool!

I turned to look West at the Rockies and the morning moon was perfect hanging in the sky.  Most mornings we can see the moon because the sky is so clear and blue at higher elevation.  Except for a little low lying haze along the front range from the forest fires (hard to see the mountains again), it is a perfect blue sky day.

Morning moon 1

Morning moon 2

The whole scene made me pause.  Everything was so quiet and still it was like all of nature was just resting in God.  From the moon in the sky to a little bug on the ground, He holds it all in His hands.  In that chilly morning stillness I just closed my eyes, put my hands out with palms up towards Heaven, took a deep breath of that Rocky Mountain air, and exhaled slowly as I gave God glory and acknowledged that He is absolutely in control.  “I choose to serve you this day Lord Jesus,” I said.  “May your will be done.”

I will get busier as the day goes on, but wherever I go and whatever I am doing I pray that I take that stillness in my heart with me.  I pray you do too.  God is in control today.  He is in control every day.  From everlasting to everlasting He is God.

He holds the moon and cares for the little bug at the same time.  He is God.  He loves you and He knows everything about you–even how many hairs are on your head.  He is God.

Find time every day to rest in Him.  Be still and know that He is God inside your heart no matter what you do.  He is the God of all creation, and He’s got this!

Grace and peace to you all!

“Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”

Psalm 90:2

Close up shot of Pike’s Peak from our home.


Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2023 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

10 thoughts on “Be Still”

  1. What a beautiful way to start your conversation with God today, thank you, Ryan, for sharing it and expressing such a great message. Wish I was there in that cool, Colorado air…I remember those mornings well.

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