Do you remember standing in line as a child? Maybe you were waiting to take a ride at an amusement park or waiting to see Santa. You wiggled and squirmed, willing the line to move faster, only to hear your mother say, “Stand Still”.
There are times in our Spiritual walk we are much like a child. We wiggle and squirm, wishing God would move. Perhaps we think there is a better way, or if we do something, we can help the process along.
Waiting is hard. There is a popular song that says, “Stand Still and Let God Move”. Standing still is hard to do. How true that is. How easy to forget, God sees the whole picture. His timing is perfect. Perhaps He is saving us from disappointment or something worse down the road.
The Bible says in one place to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. A verse I especially like is II Chronicles 20:15 where it says, “The battle is not yours, but the Lord’s”. We spend precious time and energy trying to help God in many situations, when often the best thing we can do is stand still and let God move.