Friday, March 19, 2010

**Be Still**

Psalm 46:10-11

10 "Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."

11 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

This command — “be still” — forces us to think on two things: that we are finite, and that God is infinite. That being the case, we need to drop our hands, go limp, relax, and “chill out.” Christian people ought to “come, behold the works of Jehovah,” that we may enjoy a calm confidence in him who gave us his Son.

“Shall he not also with him freely give us all things?” Paul reasoned (Romans 8:32). Psalm 46:10 encourages us to reflect on what God can do in the face of what we are unable to do.

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.

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Dear Heavenly Father, help us to be still and listen to what you have to say to us. In our moment of silence with you, tell us of your strength, glory and power to overcome all that we face. Things that give us anger, fear and rejection....we know You can be there as Jacob's fortress to fight it off. Thank you for your sweet Holy Spirit that breathes on us with your love and power. Breathe on them....those that offer the anger, fear and rejection to us. Let them understand your love and the silence of your glory.

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