Jeremiah · Prayer · Psalm

4.18.17 Prayer Prompt: Sit Still and Wait

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Sitting still isn’t easy for anyone. 

Ask anyone who has spent 30 seconds with a toddler and you know that sitting still isn’t something that comes naturally… even many adults struggle with it. 

Sitting still is a learned behavior and it’s one that some spend a lifetime trying to perfect (I’d raise both hands here, but I’m trying to type).

But the Bible tells us to sit still because often, when we rein in our restless energy and get quiet, that’s when we can hear the whispers of God. 

Besides being told to sit still, the Bible also tells us to wait. 

Wait for God’s plan and His timing.

Psalm 37:7a says, “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.” 

This is so much easier said than done! 

If you’re like me, you have a “shove over and let me drive” mentality that makes sitting still and waiting very difficult. 

But when we obey this instruction, great things can happen. 

God answers all prayers. 

However, our fidgety, impatient behavior, can interrupt or delay the plans God has for our lives. 

And He has great plans! 

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” 

Pray today that God will help you to sit still and wait. 

Ask Him to show you how to sit still so you can listen to Him, and wait for His timing.  

NOTE: Feel free to comment, but these prayer prompts are meant to be between you and God. Matthew 6:6 — But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 

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One thought on “4.18.17 Prayer Prompt: Sit Still and Wait

  1. Great blog post! Jeremiah 29:11 is my favorite bible verse. In fact, I just bought a ring with this verse on it. It reminds me that God does have a plan. Even if I don’t know it yet, I know he does.

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