The first time my back went out, I was nineteen. When I was younger and my primary job was lifting babies all day long, it went out with regularly and always took several weeks to recover. As my children grew, so did the time between incidents. Imagine the frustration of being stuck lying on the flat of your back for weeks on end, of needing assistance to do such essential tasks as emptying your bladder, of gross inactivity when you want to do something. Though still frustrating, my perspective is changing. When you have no other option available to you except being still on the flat of your back, there is nowhere to look but up.
PONDER: What circumstances have you experienced that brought you to a place where there was nowhere to look but up? Perhaps these were God’s invitations to you to be still and know Him.
PRAYER: Father, I long to be still and to know You in a deeper way. Please open my eyes so that I may see my circumstances as invitations to fellowship with You. Help me to embrace being still with You today.
Being Still is the first of thirty devotionals I’ve been asked to write this year as part of a friend’s year-long devotional project. I look forward to taking this step outside of my comfort zone by sharing what the Lord is showing me. My hope is that you will find a place here where you feel comfortable in taking that step with me.