Be still before the Lord

Today, I finally found some time to rest.  I let out some tears and a moment to cry.  Nothing bad happening.  No evil. No chaos.  None.  Reason for my cry was that I finally found some time to rest.  Weeks and months and a year went by.  Work and life was busy. Non-stop without time to rest.

As a servant, the work of helping and walking with others through their struggles and chaos, and administration, and even sermon prep in chaplaincy does not equate to rest. Ministry is still work. Yes, it’s still work, though it’s a part of God’s calling.

During this moment during my spiritual retreat on a small island, I was reading Psalm 37 while listening to the song Still.  That’s when the tears started rolling.  I realized my need for a time to rest.  Rest from serving, from helping others, and just “find rest my soul…in quietness and trust,” as the song writer said in Still.  

Hide me now
Under Your wings
Cover me
Within Your mighty hand
When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father, You are King over the flood
I will be still and know You are God

Find rest my soul
In Christ alone
Know His power
In quietness and trust
When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father, You are King over the flood
I will be still and know You are God

(song: Still, Hillsong)

(posted while on my retreat at Rivendell on Bowen Island BC)