“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” Psalm 46:10
What things in life cause you to be frantic long before being still? Is it a million thoughts or just one? Is it the usual or sudden traffic jam? Maybe it’s the money or lack thereof? Could it be the possible lay-off or anticipated interview? How about a diagnosis or simple procedure? Perhaps the vows are now swears?
What a help is God right from the start, in the thick of it, and the breakthrough (Psalm 46:1). How during the blows, the bumps, and the bruises of life He would have us to place ourselves in His complete care, for you and I to just be still; watch the honor that He will take full claim of.
Why not take all of God’s help.
God’s wingspan (Psalm 91:4), armor and protection, are resting places. And instead of resting under them we can become afraid of the heights (and depths) of His help. God trusts His self; and wants us to do the same.
Times of trouble are God’s stomping ground for victory (Psalm 46:9). He takes what distresses us and gives us Him to turn to. God takes the trials in our lives, and this world, His world very seriously. Our confident way-maker places every bit of His self in our circumstances.
Just be still.
“Again and again,” the psalmist says in Psalm 71:20. God continues to bring His help, His refuge, and His honor to our very real troubles. God doesn’t loosen His grip on our troubles once we become believers, His hold is stronger than ever. He turned over His One and Only Son to revive us, brings us up (and out) time and time again.
Jesus asks the question, “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do?” Our troubles are no less, He comes for every one of them, and all we have to do is be still to the help, be still to the refuge, be still to His strength, and honor the Lord who has seen us through calamities many times before. “I will be honored, I will be honored”… aren’t just statements but guarantees to those who are still.
Why can’t I help?
It’s nothing personal, but God’s got this:
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
So let’s go Christians, be still.