Be Still and Know
In the uncertainty today it is easy to allow our minds to bounce from thought to though, tv station to tv station, worry to worry. Be Still. (Psalm 48:10) For some, those are the most difficult words. You are more comfortable moving and bouncing from one task to another. Maybe, talking is your thing, and you are more comfortable moving from one conversation to another. Maybe you move from one fear or anxiety to another. The call of the psalmist is to be still in the presence of God.
For a moment today stop what you are doing and behold God. What do you see in your mind’s eye? Can you behold His glory? What about His power and majesty? Do you sense His tenderness in your life? Do you notice that even after you make mistakes God comes to you to start the process over again? Has your mind already begun to wonder? Are you planning your day? Are you checking in on your anxiety? Be still! Wait on God to minister to your heart. Allow Him to bring peace into your soul. The problems and task of this day will still be there when you finish this exercise, just be still. Have you noticed the beauty of God’s creation? Have you watched the sunrise and give light where there was only darkness? Can you hear the birds? Can you feel the coolness of the air? What about the calmness of the morning?
What do you know about God? Do you know that He is good? Do you know that He loves you? Do you know that He will see you through this season as well as your life? Do you know that He is in control and therefore you don’t have to be? Have you ever watched a child lose themselves in play as a watchful parent surveys the situation keeping their child out of harm? Is this not how God treats us? Have you ever seen a child a sleep on a parent’s shoulder when there is chaos all around? The child is at peace. I know that in recent weeks many people have been thrown into uncertainty and chaos, but I want to call you back to the presence of God and challenge you to sit still in His presence and know that He is God. Don’t get up and leave this place until you can say, I know that He is God, that He is in control. Following Jesus does not mean that we don’t deal with uncertainty, but it means we have an anchor to hold to when life is spinning out of control.
Be still, and know that He is God