My sister-in-law’s funeral was held on October 28, 2021. Connie planned her own funeral, and she had been clear that she wanted her favorite verse to be included. Psalm 46:10 – Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the Earth.
Be still and know that I am God. I also love this verse. It is a verse that I have turned to often during times of difficulty and times of anxiety. Be still. And know that I am God. I feel so much power and wisdom in those 8 words.
Be still. I sometimes repeat those 2 words over and over until I can feel my heart rate, breathing and even my thinking slow down. Be still. Be still in this moment. This moment is all I need to focus on. This moment is all I have, and it is all I need. Be still and savor this holy moment.
And know that I am God. Not think. Not wonder. Know that I am God. When Connie was asked how she faced this last year of battling cancer, she would respond - be still and know that I am God. She had peace in that knowledge. She found comfort and strength in that knowledge. Know that I am God.
She knew she was only passing through this life. She knew she had another life waiting. Yes, she was sad to leave her loved ones left here on Earth, and we will miss her. But she is now with God. The One that she knows is God. And in that belief, she was still. And confident. And at peace – in each moment that she had.