Psalm 46:1-3, 10
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore will we not fear,
though the earth do change, And though the mountains be shaken into the heart of the seas;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, Though the mountains tremble with the swelling
Be still, and know that I am God.
The above passage is one of the most quoted passages in the Bible. “Be still and know that I am God”. What does that mean?
It means that instead of trying so hard to figure it all out ourselves, we are to just be quiet and still and let God handle it. Knowing that God is there for us at all times even in the midst of trial and just letting Him take control is harder than you think. Humans like to be in control and most of us don’t like to admit when we need help from others. It’s a sign of weakness, isn’t it?
No! Admitting that you need help and allowing yourself to get it from another shows growth and strength. There is absolutely nothing wrong with getting assistance from others. It’s only our pride that stops this from happening.
When I read the passage, I can picture the mountains shaking, the earth crumbling and the seas swelling with God’s power and majesty. It would seem frightening if you were actually witnessing this first hand. But if you just believe in your heart that God has it all covered, you can get through anything. No one said that life would be one easy cake walk. It is actually in times of distress and trials that God calls us to come closest to Him.
Be still and know that He is God and that He is a present help in times of trouble. He is also present in all of our times – joy, sadness, happiness, stress, frustration, peace and love. Even when your mountains are shaking and the earth is being swept from under your feet, know that God is there and will not allow you to fall. He will catch you and raise you up on His shoulders.
Take some time each day to sit in His stillness and feel His peace and strength knowing that He will be there for you always. It is us who turn Him away; He never abandons us. He is always present if we allow Him to be. Let God into your hectic, crazy life and see how much more you can do when He stills the roaring waters of your world.
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