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I drank my water and stretched out on the mat, letting the sweat drip from my weary body. I worked hard in the last hour to make it to this moment. My time of peace in Shavasana.

The intense heat threatened to consume me. I breathed in and out slowly.

“Lay still,” the instructor said. “Resist the urge to fidget, wipe away the sweat, fix your clothes, or have control.”

Thoughts began to race through my mind of what I had to do when I got home. Could I finish my edits, watch my show, read my—

“Be still,” the instructor whispered.

These two words silenced my thoughts, and as I left the studio that day it hit me. How often do we do that in our lives? When we’re broken and going through challenges, do we fidget and try to wipe the struggle away by taking on more activities that make us busier?

Do we have to be in total control? Why can’t we just be still?

When I was little and we were getting ready to pose for a picture, I always had to scratch my knee, elbow, nose, or something. My mom called me “little Miss Fidget.” I couldn’t help it. As soon as you tell me not to fidget, I do! I just can’t help it.

I’d heard these words spoken from other instructors before, so why did they hit me hard on this particular day?be still

I’m not entirely sure.

Maybe because God knew I needed to be reminded that HE was in control. Not me.

Or, maybe I had finally stopped long enough to listen.

Are we trying too hard to control all aspects in our lives that we don’t listen to what our Father is telling us? Do we think we can do a better job than Him? Hardly.

How about we stop fidgeting and just listen to those two words.

Be still.

How do we be still in a crazy world? What are your thoughts? Share some tips with us so we can all learn.

Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

He says, “Be stilland know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Be Still (by Kari Jobe and Edmond Martin Cash)

I love the second verse of this song. Listen closely. Let’s stand on the mountain and let God wrap His arms around us!



  1. susan steeves

    AWE…Sissy, I love this😇. You write so beautifully a truth we all need to face every day. Thank you for this reminder.
    I love you💝

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Thanks, Sissy. It’s hard to be still in such a busy world, right? However, we must take time to rest in Him. Love you xo

  2. Melissa Henderson

    A beautiful way to start my Monday. Thank you so much. Have a blessed week!

    • Darlene L. Turner

      You’re very welcome. Thanks! You have a great week too, Melissa. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Yes! Thanks for stopping by, Robin.

  3. Loretta Eidson

    Be still. I love it, and you’re right. It’s hard to be still in the busyness of our days. But we are better for it if we take the time to be still and rest in Him.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      You are so right, Loretta! We will be better for it!!

  4. Toni Stevens

    Wow how timely for me personally and for this season of Advent. I think sometimes we are afraid to be still because we are afraid of what He might ask of us. Someone said, though I can’t remember who, that our perspective should be not that we have to get still and be with Him but that we get to. We get to. We get to.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      We get to. That’s awesome. We sure do. Thanks for stopping by, Toni!


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