Be Still

Album: Love Was Here First (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • On this song's bridge, Arends sings: "Oh how I need a vacation/'Cause it's so exhausting pretending I'm God/There would be much less frustration/If I would let you do your job." She explained to Christian Music Today: "In his book on prayer, Philip Yancey notes that the Latin imperative for the phrase "be still" is "vacate." So when God tells us to "be still" in Psalm 46:10 he's literally asking us to take a vacation from being God for a while and let him do it. What I've been learning this past year is that as tiring as a demanding schedule can be, there is a "soul exhaustion" that goes way deeper—and it develops every time I think it's up to me to make everything turn out all right. When I've found myself "white-knuckling" life, that song has really helped."

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