Years ago in Maine, we had just built a new church for our assembly of one thousand people. Several of us had gone to the TV station for a live broadcast, and then we got word that the church had been set on fire. We gathered there and wept together.
Many stayed until three o’clock in the morning. I stayed up that night and just went walking. I saw that the stars were so beautiful, and then I watched the sun come up. At that moment, I sensed God saying to me, “Stand still, and see My wondrous works. Be still, and know that I am God.” “Stand in awe and sin not, commune with your own heart upon your bed and be still” (Psalm 4:4).
I remember the many nights of praying for my first wife as she lay dying from cancer. I would ask, “Why, God? Please work.” He would answer me, “Stand in awe. Don’t sin in your soul. Commune in your own heart with Me and stand still. Everything will be all right. Be still. Be still, and know that I am God.”
God has a beautiful way of teaching us how to be still and how to be quiet.