Be still and know
“Be still, and know that I am God…”
Psalm 46: 10 (NIV)
This scripture is easy to remember, but much harder to live.
We often go through our lives trying to control every aspect. Then the time comes when there is a job loss, a death of a loved one or a pandemic that shuts down the world. In these circumstances it becomes crystal clear who is really in control. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has every detail in his hands.
In the Bible, we see time and again where God says, “be still, stand and do not be afraid.” Why? He knows that we will be fearful, want to move or want to help the situation along when the strongest stance we can take is to wait and trust his plan. This does not mean we are to be inactive; applications may need to be filled out and some decisions will need to be made. It does mean we follow his lead and his direction.
We need not worry or strive when we face challenges and difficulties. The Lord is with us and he is our stronghold, security and strength. So, let’s “be still and know.”
Lord, we give you praise, for there is no one who deserves it more. We are grateful for your grace, mercy and provision yesterday, today and tomorrow. We stand in amazement as nothing catches you by surprise. Lord, we place our problems, our plans and our lives in your hands. Our faith and trust are in you. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Study by Tamar Gray
First published on 13 May 2020 in GCI Update Devotionals https://update.gci.org
About the writer:
Tamar Gray is an elder in Grace Communion International and pastors Grace Communion Cleveland, USA.
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