Psalm 46:10

Sit down. That’s right, my friend, sit down!

You have run far enough. You have stood long enough. You have fought, pushed, and manipulated your way for too many years. God has finally grabbed your attention. He is saying, "Quit! Stop! Let Me handle it! Sit there on the hot sands of the desert where you have brought yourself. Look at what lies next to you. It is a well, full of fresh water.”

Soon it will be God’s delight to bring that bucket up and refresh your soul. Sit still. Stay there. Be quiet.

Cease all the striving. Relax. Be contented by that well, and drink deeply.

You are thirstier than you realize.


Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.