August 2018 Pen
(Psa 46:10-11) Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11) The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
What keeps you from real personal inner peace? Fear of failure! Fear of the future! Worrying over what might happen! Distress over projects you desperately want to finish! Money! Conflicts with others! Loved ones with whom you're concerned about! Or just the habit of being an anxious worrywart, or more simply, just not trusting God!
“Be still and know that I am God."
This is a command from God… Something that He has told us to do. It is not just a suggestion of how He would like us to be. The action involved in obeying this command is to let go… He wants us to actively let go of the things that hinder our faith in Him and our fellowship with Him.
Now the reason we can “Be Still” is simply because God is GOD! And our God makes things happen. That's why we can give Him control over every thing that keeps us in turmoil. So it comes down to this, are you willing to believe that God will act, if you are still and let go?
God allowed His chosen people Israel to be trapped in the wilderness between the army of Egypt and the Red Sea just so He could show them how He was going to care for them in the wilderness. He showed the world His mighty power that day by opening the Sea and destroying the enemy.
So what is disturbing your peace today? Is it worth it? Just be still, let God be GOD! Let Him handle it His way! He will show the world how powerful He is and how much He cares for His sheep!
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.(1 Pet 5:6-7)