Be Still and Know

“Be still and know I am God!” (Psalm 46:10)

Be anxious and know I am God? Nope.

Be filled with worry and know I am God? Nope.

Despair and know I am God? Nope.

Be still…and know I am God.

When the world around us is running amuck, when we’re stressed, when we are filled with worry and anxiety our minds run a million miles an hour. There are so many anxiety-filled thoughts we can’t even sleep. Our minds just run.

Ever been there?

It’s hard to find peace, rest, much less God in such a state.

So, take a big breath. Silence your mind. Quiet your heart. Focus on the presence of God as you draw near to him. As you quiet your mind and heart, as you become still, that’s when you’re going to find God.

I encourage you to read the entirety of Psalm 46 and pay attention to the context in which the psalmist writes.

  • “…in trouble” (v.1)
  • “…though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea” (v.2)
  • “…though the seas roar and foam, though the mountains tremble” (v.3)
  • “…the nations are in an uproar” (v.5)

The world has run amuck. Yet the psalmist discovers peace and comfort because he knows who his God is.

That same God is available and present today. Seek him.

“Be still and know I am God!”

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