“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” Psalms 46:10 NLT
It’s in the moments of silence God really speaks to us. It’s in the moments where we simply just stop in the midst of chaos, God calms our minds. The moments where nothing is happening, when there is complete quietness, God works His wonders. Today I experienced this. I was getting ready to go see my family that is visiting from Arkansas. I had some loud music on, shower running. Hard to imagine that’s quiet? I’m getting there. I was just analyzing my thoughts when suddenly a force of power hit me like a fast train. I fell to my knees. I quickly started to cry. Like, very ugly crying. Every noise that surrounded me became silent. I felt God pull me into His presence like a tide. I heard Him say, “Melodie, it’s time to be still and let go.” I was confused. Let go? Of what? Oh..you mean the constant worries and feelings I keep clinging to? The certain people who have been implanted on my brain? Let go of that? “Yes, it’s time to let go and let Me in.” I told God that I was scared. I told Him that I didn’t know if I was making the right choice. Excuse after excuse I spatted out at Him. Yet again he spoke to me the same words: “Melodie, it’s time to be still and let go.” Now I hope you don’t think I am crazy…this really happened to me. For a month now I have been dealing with the loss of certain people. I have been pondering over the pain and wanted to open a door that has been closed for a while now. I knew deep in my heart it was time to let go…but I kept the feelings close to me. I didn’t want to depart from this situation. God wanted differently. Instead of fighting, I let go.
Have you been feeling this way? Have you been fighting God about your desires? Have you been scared to let go because you’re afraid you won’t gain anything? Let me tell you this. God doesn’t take things away to give us worse things. He takes things away to give us the best thing. Whatever you’re holding onto…let it go. Drop it. Throw it away. Surrender your hands to the heavens and tell God you’re ready. You’re ready to “let go and let God in.” It’s scary. It’s painful. It’s hard. God didn’t promise us an easy road. He did promise us this: “By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.” 2 Peter 1:3 NLT
Tell God what you’re wanting. He may give it you, He may take it away. Here’s one thing to ponder on: God just wants us to be still and know He is God. Trust Him. Be with Him. Whatever you’re holding onto, God has something better.