Be Still and Know
Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
The statement “Be still and know …” is a very important principle in the word of God for a healthy life both in the present and in the future.
Be still and know that I am God" Is a reminder to let go and trust God to do God's will. The words "be still" in Hebrew literally means "let go". The New American Standard Version says, "Cease striving" and in the margin says, "Let go and relax."
To be still, to let go and relax, to trust God is very difficult for many of us. We all want God's voice to thunder through the air with the answer to our problem. We all wish that God would just burst into our world and give us some concrete answers to the nagging problems of life!
We wish that He would just tell us why:
He has not chosen to heal us yet
He has not chosen to meet our financial need yet
He has not chosen to save our lost loved ones yet
He does what He does!
We just wish there was no guesswork involved; we wish that He would just yell out the answers to us so that we could escape the cloud of confusion and doubt that surrounds us! It’s frustrating to just not know what God is doing or what He wants me to do, if He would only shout it out, and then I would know what to do. But God says to you and me “Be still and know”, let go and relax! It is in these moments that God desires to draw us near Him that we might hear his gentle voice.
The story is told of the young man who had lost his job and didn't know which way to turn. So he went to see the old preacher. Pacing about the preacher's study, the young man ranted about his problem. Finally he clenched his fist and shouted, "I've begged God to say something to help me. Tell me, Preacher, why doesn't God answer?" The old preacher, who sat across the room, spoke something in reply, something so hushed it was indistinguishable. The young man stepped across the room. "What did you say?" he asked. The preacher repeated himself, but again in a tone as soft as a whisper. So the young man moved closer until he was leaning on the preacher's chair. "Sorry," he said. "I still didn't hear you." With their heads bent together, the old preacher spoke once more. "God sometimes whispers," he said, "so we will move closer to hear Him."
Friend, don’t give up on God, “Be still and know that He is God …”
HERE ARE SOME REASONS NOT TO GIVE UP ON GOD:
1. God is always greater than your need.
2. God always is greater than your enemy.
3. God always loves you more than you do.
4. God always has better plans for you than you do.
5. God always gives you what is good for you.
6. God always is available to you.
7. God gives you what you could never give to yourself.
8. Whatever God gives to you can never be taken from you.