Be Still!

Be Still by Alison Fisher Cullen

Be Still by Alison Fisher Cullen

This is a picture of a painting that hangs in David’s Refuge.  It was painted and given to us by our dear friend, Alison Fisher Cullen the day after David passed away.  Someone else owned it, but Allison went to them, told them David’s story, and they gave it back to her so she could give it to us.

The painting is titled, “Be Still.”  It comes from Psalm 46:10 which says,

“Be still, and know that I am God!

I wished you could see the painting in person.  It oozes peace.  It whispers to your soul to chill, relax.  It reminds me that I am not alone.  Someone greater than me knows me and tells me that I can know Him.  The more I discover about Him, the more I discover “stillness.”

Psalm 46:1 reveals the secret of discovering “stillness.”  It says, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”  No matter what we experience, no matter how sick our child is, no matter what the diagnosis is, no matter the loss, God says I am ready to help you in your time of struggle.  I have enough strength to empower you.  I am big enough to give you refuge.  “Be still and know that I am God.”

I have discovered that living this truth out takes daily practice.  I have to rehearse truths about who I am, who God is, how much he loves me, and how much he loves my family.  When I get lazy I get anxious and overwhelmed.

I hope you are experiencing stillness no matter what is happening on your journey.  I would love to know what truth about God most helps you to find stillness.  Be brave, share it!

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  1. Elizabeth

    Your comment “When I get lazy I get anxious and overwhelmed” is so true for me. A reminder has been necessary to still me, then it’s “oh yeah! There is a God! I remember. I remember what he has done for me! Hope .peace. strength comes flooding back. I wish That psalms 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God” could be on my mind every morning when I wake up. That is a beautiful painting, Be Still.

  2. Alison Fisher Cullen

    Being able to give you this painting on that day was such a huge blessing to me. I pray that I will always be attuned to the voice of the Holy Spirit as I was at that time. And that my gifts and my life can be used by God to express His great love.
    I believe what you said about “rehearsing truth” is SO crucial to our walk of faith! We have incredible power over the darkness in this world when we stand firm on the truths of who we are in Christ! It is there that we find peace and the ability to “Be still and know…”.

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