Be Still and Know That I Am God…
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
What exactly does it mean to ‘be still’?
I often imagine how different life would have been 100 years ago. No smartphones, no TV.
Today, we are able to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year if we have our smartphone or our laptop with us. We can do our jobs from the office, from home, from halfway around the world, and even from 35,000 feet in the air. We can text or video conference with anyone, anytime, from anywhere.
Although life at the time Psalm 46 was written would have been drastically different from ours today, even then God was reminding them to ‘be still’.
Between our jobs, carpooling, attending soccer games and school activities, running errands, church activities, meal planning, and the list goes on…we have very little time to ‘be still’. Many times even after a family vacation we feel like we need a vacation from all the running.
Do you ever feel like saying, stop the world I want to get off?
The Son of God regularly took time to ‘be still’. He walked on water, healed the lame, turned water into wine, calmed the sea, made the dead to live again, and cared for those around Him. Even Jesus took time to ‘be still’.
That’s how important it is to take time to ‘be still’. If Jesus did it, why should we think we can get by without it?
God is in control and nothing takes Him by surprise.
When the day quickly takes a bad turn, be still and know that He is God. He will be exalted among the nations. He will be exalted in the earth. He loves you. Spend time with Him regularly, despite the day’s busy schedule.
“I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.” – Martin Luther