“Be still and know that I am God.” The words from Psalm 46 remind us how to seek emotional and spiritual nurture. The past year has been one of extraordinary challenges for each of us. A global pandemic . . . political uncertainty . . . social unrest. Faced with such overwhelming issues, what are we to do? Sometimes I share some rewording of the verse from Psalm 46 with clients. They despair that their day-to-day life has become so cluttered and hectic. They detail some challenging difficulty and look to me for suggestions of what they might do in response. They are so intent on what to do that they have overlooked their own thoughts, daydreams and devotions.
God has brought us to a new year. As we move into 2021, what are we to do? Learn to appreciate stillness. Don’t apologize for it and don’t compromise it. Decide to be intentional about providing opportunity for emotional and spiritual stillness. In the stillness, let yourself know God. The result may well be a dawning peace. That peace is the source of fulfilling our responsibilities as a spouse, parent, friend and good neighbor. Are you interested in counseling for yourself or someone close? Call the Center at 910-452-7370, and visit at www.wantcounseling.com
Jonathan R. Kelley, Counselor