Be Still and Know that I am God!
Those are the words I heard God speak the day I got divorced. I was so broken inside words would not come out no matter how hard I tried. While dissolving our marriage the judge told me I needed to speak because the court recorder could not record my head nods. But no matter how hard I tried the words would not get past the knot in my throat, created by the grief that I felt.
After leaving the court house, I ran to the only place I believed at the time was the closest I could be to God physically. I did not understand at this time in my life that God lived in me, I only knew Him as the God that lived in heaven, so I drove into the mountains to get as close to Him as I could. I drove and drove until I could drive no more and found the biggest boulder I could find to sit on to be the closest I could be to my heavenly father I knew how to.
As I sat there and cried I was distracted by the biggest butterfly I have ever seen. It began to flitter around the boulder and distracted me from my tears. It came so close to me as it flittered in the air right in front of me and starred into my soul that I was struck with fear and awe. As it continued to flittered again around the boulder, I said to God, "It would be really cool if that butterfly would come and sit on my right knee cap." As I finished speaking these words to God the butterfly did just that. As it placed its heavy little feet on the exact spot I had asked for I heard the clearest voice say, "Be still and know that I am here."
As I heard those words I took a deep breath and sat in amazement and wonder of God's love for me. God wanted me to know that I was not alone and He was there with me. He wanted me to know I was loved and to give me the hope I needed to see past the worst day of my life.
God wants you to know He is here with you in your pain and suffering too. He wants you to feel His presence and experience His hope for your life as well. As we seek after our heavenly father as the child of God we are, He draws close to us and shows us a greater depth of His love each time. What are you going through today that you need to hear "Be still and know that I am here." What pain are you experiencing that only God can understand because it is the inner most depths of your heart that only He can see? Whatever it is, He knows it and wants you to know that He is with you, that He loves you, and that He wants to bring you through to the other side.
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Is this you?
.Do you want to know God more? Do you want someone to help you do so? Do you want someone to walk alongside you who has been in your shoes? Do you feel alone? Do you want to experience the healthier and happier you?