Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. Ps.33:20.
Have you ever seen a hummingbird be still?
Hummingbirds beat their wings between 40-80 times per second. They hover in mid-air, poised, seemingly motionless. They are streamlined flawlessly for that active immobility.
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Ps.27:13-14.
It takes enormous strength and stamina to be still.
God taught me to be a hummingbird. When I first hung in stasis half a decade ago, I lived terrified. I was disillusioned by conflict and damage in ministry. Our family was devastated by recurrent miscarriages. Losses piled up. We were hemorrhaging, spilling out.