Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Job 14:1 suggests that the days of man are full of trouble. It implies that you will not be able to escape periods of turbulence in your life. To successfully overcome these times, it is critical that you learn to put your faith in God.
When Moses told the Israelites to “be still and see the salvation of the Lord” at the Red sea, the context within which that was said was that the Children of Israel were anxious and afraid because they saw Pharaoh’s army behind them and the Red Sea before them. Although not the same circumstances, the context was similar when the Lord said in Psalms 46:1 “be still, and know that I am God”. The earlier scriptures pointed to turbulent times, when it said in verse 2, “though the earth be removed and the mountain be cast in the midst of the sea”. Under such circumstances, it is not easy to keep yourself from being fearful. However, Psalms 46:10 pointed to the solution. It says “Be still” which is suggesting that we put our faith in God.
One cannot help but notice that when Psalms 46:10 says be still, that simple instruction was followed by the phrase “and know that I am God”. What the scripture was saying was “to know that He is God or to experience his miracle working power, you have to first learn to “be still”. When Elisha was surrounded by the army of the Syrians in 2 Kings X, because he had learnt to “be still”, God revealed himself mightily: He sent an angelic army which more than outnumbered the army of the Syrians.
What is the turbulent circumstance that you are faced with? It is not your anxiety that moves the hand of God, it is your faith. Learn to be still.
Life Application: Take your eyes off the problem and instead put your faith in God and do what His word says.
Prayer: Lord, it is so difficult to be still when life is not going the way we envision. But, in that moment and others let us be still and KNOW that you are God. In Jesus name, amen.