Daily Reflections

A Stillness in Your Soul

February 17, 2024 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect peace, for it is trusting in you. —Isaiah 26:3

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 became 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 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. 4

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.

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


How to Have a Quiet Heart (Psalm 131),” Revive Our Hearts series

Scripture taken from The CSB

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.