Daily Reflections: A Daily Digital Devotional

A Stillness in Your Soul

November 17, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“Be still, and know that I am God.” —Psalm 46:10

Eric Liddell was famous for the 1924 Olympics where he refused to run on Sunday, as portrayed in Chariots of Fire. What the movie didn’t tell, however, is that Eric went on to become a missionary in China and was imprisoned during World War II, where he developed a brain tumor and died.

While he lay dying in the prison camp hospital, a band of prisoners with musical instruments walked outside playing songs and hymns. Eric asked a nurse to take a note to the leader, requesting they play one of his favorite hymns. Outside his window, they played,

Be still, my soul! The Lord is on thy side; Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change He faithful will remain.6

In a world filled with terror, fears, and turmoil, we can have peace in our souls—not because we don’t have problems or difficult circumstances but because we have Jesus. He is enough for all our needs, both here on earth and in eternity.

6 Kathrina von Schlegel; Translator: Jane Borthwick, “Be Still, My Soul,” 1855.

Make it Personal

Pray that as people look at your life they would see a peace and quietness that comes from the indwelling spirit of Christ in you.