Be Still and Wait Patiently for the Lord

by Janice Keats

As we go about our daily living often in a hurried pace, it may be challenging to find a time of solitude to commune with God. How do we find time to sit down and dine with God? By just doing that—by taking decisive action. Taking time out for communion with God is perhaps the intentional way while other times it becomes natural and responsive. Could it depend upon the mood or closeness you feel to God?

Sometimes our praying can be hurried or our minds too cluttered to concentrate or focus clearly on Worship.  But solemn time with God can be very meaningful and intimate.

Time spent with God can be meaningful in many ways:

  • Our love grows warmer,
  • The desire to know Him better increases,
  • Our knowledge increases,
  • Our hearts are filled with compassion to serve, and
  • Obedience to Him becomes a priority.

 “The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip” (Psalm 37: 31 NIV).

If God’s promises that we learn about are sure, then our faith should be at rest.

“For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones” (Psalm 37:28 NIV).

In Psalm 37:25 we read, “…I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” I wonder how many blessings we miss for not trusting God completely.

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently before him” (Psalm 37:7 NIV).

We can learn so much by entering into His presence. Maybe just sitting in His presence is enough. He is all we need. Time well spent with God produces a thirst for more—more peace and more of Him.

With so many prayer requests that are presented to us by friends and loved ones, both personally and corporately, we still need quality communion time. Make room for your most trusted friend!

“The Lord is far from the wicked but He hears the prayer of the righteous” (Proverbs 15:29 NIV).

Janice Keats

Janice is a freelance writer, and speaker. Her passion is developing and teaching workshops on various Biblical Studies, and planning ladies night out events. She is a certified lay Pastoral Counsellor and is presently employed in ministry. She has had several articles published in various local, provincial and national newspapers.

She is the author of, Poems of Inspiration and Occasion and, A Journey to the Heart of Evangelism. Future works include a devotional book and an audio book of her poems. She is married with three grown children, all of whom are accomplished musicians. Her twin daughters, known as The Keats, are country singers and her son is a recording engineer. Janice Keats