Be Still and Know that I Am God

Be Still and Know that I Am God

While life demands us to fulfill our responsibilities and live our lives in this world, the trials and uncertainties we face everyday will always challenge us. James 4:14 tell us not to boast about tomorrow because we do not know what tomorrow will bring. The command to “be still” tells us that we are finite, and that God is infinite.

Therefore, we need to relax, and “chill out” and enjoy the calm confidence in him who gave us the gift of eternal life. Psalms 46:10 encourages us to reflect on what God can do in the face of what we are unable to do.

Spiritual Serenity should be cultivated in spite of the difficulties we face in life. This spiritual calm, that God commands, does not come from a lack of troubles. It comes from a steady, deep reflection on the ways God has intervened in history on behalf of his people. Romans 15:4 tell us “Whatsoever things were written in times past, were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”

So as your world crumbles around you, the call from Scripture is: don’t flinch in faith in God. Stand still-not because of a self-made confidence, not because you are the most composed person in the face of disaster, not because “you’ve seen it all.”

Be still because of what you KNOW about God.

It is “God’s past” that provides calm for “our future.” Know that he is God! Know it, not merely intellectually, but practically, with your heart, your spirit, and your emotions. He is your God. He is your creator and the creator of the Universe.

Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God

Reference:Jackson, Jason. “Be Still and Know that I Am God.” Access date: January 22, 2016.

By carol

Carol Ann Bailey EdD, Retired Associate Vice Chancellor, Regional Programs Assistant Professor, Director of Center for Rural Health, Retired, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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