‘Be still, and know that I am God’ Psalm 46 verse 10.
Facing a day, a week of challenges, unknowns, anxieties? News from across the world is distressing and our lives are no different. The psalmist similarly had to face such uncertainties but God said to him ‘Be still, and know that I am God’.
• ‘Be still, oh to cease from our stressing and to be calm
• and know realising that we can be informed and not ignorant
• that I am God’ about our great and wonderful God.
Our God wants us to know Him. So much so that He sent His Son Jesus to tell us. He is not distant and remote. This is the same God of whom the psalmist wrote ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble’ Psalm 46 verse 1. A God who can help, Who will help, Who wants to help.
And the result? ‘Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling’ verses 2-3.
This is ‘The Lord of hosts (who) is with us … this is ‘the God of Jacob (who) is our refuge’ verse 7. Jacob was not a man who always honoured God and yet God was pleased to identify with him, as He will be pleased to identify with you.
So this Monday ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge’ verses 10-11.