Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes Psalm 37:7 (NIV)
How many times have we filled our days with business? We have an underlying need to please those around us and somehow gleam acceptance from our works. There have been times when we poured our heart and soul into something or someone just be burned by the ones who we thought loved us. They told us they had our backs. They told us that they were here for us. We believed it wholeheartedly, just to have them close the door on us and leave us in the dark.
We wondered, why? What did I do wrong or did I not give it enough? We spend hours thinking we weren’t good enough and wonder what “they” are saying about us. Meanwhile, they are happy as can be. They aren’t spending a single moment in stagnation. They continue living and prospering in their ways, sometimes good, sometimes deceivingly.
Yet we are staggering , running the questions over in our minds over and over. We stop living and prospering. The thoughts in our mind, keep us prisoner.
Consider the hummingbird; I have a sweet friend of mine who was struggling and when she stepped outside, a hummingbird lingered right in front of her. In that moment her mind stood still and her heart was open to the unseen spirit. It was a quieting of the soul, a stillness that provided a saving of her heart from the feeling of despair that she was feeling.
Do hummingbirds have a soul? Could God somehow send one in time of need to make us be still? To me, God can do anything so why not be open to the idea? Nature has a way of disconnecting our rational selves and connecting us to our sensory system. Everything is tied together, we just have to be at a place of acceptance to receive it.
So, linger whenever we feel that despair rising up within us. Linger when we feel like we don’t measure up or that people do not accept us. Linger when our heart hurts and know that He is with us even when we think He is not.