Be Still.

Our lives have had so many wonderful changes in the past 8 months. We've had family move near us, I began new job, we've been overseas on a mission trip, and we have had LOTS of schedule changes to get used to all of the new blessings that have been poured out on us. The hand of God is evident in the works He is doing, but sometimes it can be so easy to disobey even the simplest of commands:


Be Still. 

What a simple yet difficult command! In a life that seems to be stuck in fast forward, an interlude seems nearly impossible. This command, nestled in Psalm chapter 46, is coupled with a secondary command while we are still, to "know that I am God." We are commanded to stop what we are doing and acknowledge who the Lord of all the universe is. To *know* Him. To exalt Him.


The rest of the chapter speaks of mountains trembling, waves roaring, nations raging, wars, and desolation. To be honest, all of that makes my measly "problems" seem quite pointless. It is pointed out that the Lord ceases those wars, that He is a fortress to protect from these terrible situations, and that He helps His people in times of trouble. The only command He gives, however, is to be still and know that He is God and that, whether we obey or not, He will absolutely be exalted among all nations. 


Being still, being in a quiet place, taking a moment to pause and acknowledge our Creator and exalt Him: this is a foreign concept in this busy world we live in. No matter what we do through the day, it would be wise to be obedient to this and take a moment to praise our Savior for His lovingkindness that he extends to us through the way He covers us and helps us through trials and troubles. 


Take just a moment during a busy part of your day and praise Him! He deserves all glory and honor!


“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Psalm 46:10

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