These past few months, with the loss of my beloved, I keep searching for the wisdom of God in the loss of life. I have been in the Lord for 24 years and He has always been faithful to speak when it’s important. My heart is still in a broken place, even though my spirit, perseveres.
So yesterday, I returned to an old favorite scripture. My knowledge of Hebrew was not was it is now and so I found a new perspective in the letters I saw with new yes yesterday. The Hebrew word, for ‘be still’ is “rapha”. Rapha is one of the covenant names of God, Jehovah Rophe, the one who Heals. It reads in the literal like this: the healing or be healed, be purified or complete but can also appear to have the opposite meaning, to be sunken down, powerless…in need of healing.
Perhaps, the rest of the verse will lend some insight. Be still, and KNOW…this word know in Hebrew is ‘yada’. It is used in knowing someone, but this knowing is a deeper knowing of intimacy, sexually. Knowing and experiencing with another a connection that supersedes the physical, perhaps. Be still and know that I AM GOD. He uses his name Elohim here. The strong, mighty plurality of God.
So let me offer the possibility that He KNOWS you both in your weak, powerless moments of life and that He will complete, heal and purify you because He is a God not too mighty to reach down and touch you, love you, remember you.
I was a nurse for years and my kids would tell you that unless you were broken or bleeding to death, you were going to get a butterfly bandage and all would be okay, as far as I was concerned. But I remember, always saying these words, “Be Still!” or “Hold Still!” while I bandaged them up. I knew if they kept moving, they would injure themselves worse and make it harder for me to finish what I needed to so that they could go on and play and stop hurting. They would ask me other times, “Is it gonna hurt?” I said, “I’m going to make it better, but if you don’t be still I can’t finish making it better.”
God may seem slow, but really He’s patient. So today, be still and wait for the healing that is coming. He knows it hurts, but if you’ll rest in being powerless and let the One is all Powerful take over, life will be better. Whether it be a broken heart, a broken spirit, a broken body, or a broken down car…He is there beside you…wait…be still and you will know Him better and that He is a God that will be active in your life and He will prove Himself trustworthy and take His rightful place in your life, lifted up and praised for His goodness and strength. So…Be still…the Healer is doing His work! You can participate in Your own Healing today by Being Still.
Be still and know that I am God