“Be still, and know…”

In Psalm 46:10, the Psalmist declares, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” In the context of this verse we see an awesome picture of the Almighty unfold before us. It is a Psalm of encouragement and comfort. It gives us a glimpse of the power and majesty of God. Then we read verse 10, and it is evident that God, the God of heaven is the one and only God, he will be exalted among all nations and in all the earth. He is “our refuge and strength,” He is there during our struggles and our problems. However, in our society today we are a busy people in general.
We go here and go there, we have to go to work, run to the store, take the kids to this activity or that activity. We have to get home, cook dinner, get in bed, so we can get up the next day and do it all over again, and always in a hurry. During all this hurrying about, during all this running around could it be that sometimes we forget to “be still, and know God?”

As Christians, children of God, we are privileged to some of the greatest blessings and opportunities that can be afforded to mere human beings. To know that we have on our side the God of the universe. The one who is our refuge, our strength, our help in times of trouble. The one who speaks and the earth melts, the one who makes wars cease. He is with us, just as He was with those in days gone by.

So during are hustle and bustle lifestyles. During our running here, and going there. Let us take time to “be still, and know God.” He wants us to know Him, He wants us to have a close personal relationship with Him. He desires to be a MAJOR part of our lives, and He deserves that and so much more. After all, it is because of Him that we have the time to go do all those things we do. God wants us to know His Son, and the sacrifice that He made for us. God might very well be looking down at us a saying, “Be still, and know that I am God.”

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