Be Still: 5 Amazing Bible Verses for Hope in God

Be Still

To be. To be still brings to mind this psalm of God’s greatness.

“Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!” ~Psalm 46:10 AMPC

The world does not stand still, so when we quiet ourselves and become still it can seem foolish, but God is the one ultimately in control and we can trust Him. We must learn how to be – how to trust and rest in Him.

“Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.” ~Psalm 37:7 AMPC

We must train ourselves to be calm and quiet within – as adults, we train our souls to be as trusting as a small child with its mother. As adults, we cultivate trust with our heavenly Father.

“Surely, I have calmed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child [resting] with his mother, my soul is like a weaned child within me [composed and freed from discontent].” ~Psalm 131:2 AMP

It is amazing that as we cultivate righteousness and trust in God, we find peace, righteousness, quietness and confidence in Him. When we learn to BE in Him, it is powerful!

“And the work of righteousness will be peace, and the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.” ~Isaiah 32:17 NASB

As we learn to be before the Living God, we must learn to trust in His timing.

“Be patient therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receives the early and late rain.” ~James 5:7 WEB

I pray you are encouraged to be still before the Lord and to wait patiently for Him as He is faithful and true and worthy of our trust.


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24 thoughts on “Be Still: 5 Amazing Bible Verses for Hope in God”

  1. I love these psalms about being still. It is a challenge that restores my peace. In days of doing, it is so important to stop and remember to trust the One whose timing is always right on time.

  2. They always told me to be calm,
    just slow down and shed the load,
    but that’s like talking to a bomb
    and telling it not to explode.
    I was not a workaholic;
    that word simply was too tame.
    Fanaticism was a frolic,
    and even coffee knew my name.
    But that was then and this is now,
    and the pace has really slowed,
    but I go fast as I know how
    down this dusty, rutted road,
    for though cancer’s wrecked my plan,
    I will not let it change the man.

    1. I’m glad cancer is not changing the man, Andrew. Yet, I think suffering does sandpaper off some of our rough edges and instills a gladness for things that cannot be bought or sold which is love. Love from God and love from precious people who love us.

  3. I love these thoughts, Lisa. “… patiently lean yourself upon Him”. Trying to do that at the moment in the midst of many unknowns. So simple, and yet so hard to do. Thanks for sharing. Kath. Your FMF neighbour at #3 this week.

  4. Lisa, these are such great psalms about being still. It’s such an intentional choice to be still before the Lord. It’s definitely not easy in this culture, but man, when we get still before the Lord, He meets us there in that place. Each of your points is spot-on. I’ve learned lots of lessons about trusting His timing. Each of these verses spoke to me.

    1. It is an intentional choice to be still before Him, Jeanne. He is so faithful! We draw near to Him, and He draws near to us.

  5. Psalm 46:10 is one of my favourite verses in scripture Lisa, the version I have says;
    “Let go & relax knowing that I am God…”

    We’re neighbours this week at Anita’s 😊
    Blessings, Jennifer

    1. “Let go and relax” brings a different perspective to “be still and know” which I appreciate, Jennifer!

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