Be still and know I am God. Psalm 46.10. If you know me, you know that sitting still is likely the most difficult thing anyone could ask of me. In addition to sitting still, these 6 words that make up this verse of scripture address the fact that I am not in charge, but under authority and in submission to God. The illusion of “I am in control” is another stronghold I struggle with on a daily basis. And yet – there it is … “Be still and know I am God.”
Praise the Lord! Thank you, Jesus! In this time, and during these days, I can stand on this verse and rest. I can submit and allow the all-seeing, all loving creator God to do what He does best and be God. I can remind myself again – that He is God and I am not! Hallelujah!
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress,” is global in scope. In fact, it is a universal declaration. While the divine presence was in some special way located in the Temple in Jerusalem, the divine presence was never limited to that Temple. Isaiah knew that the whole cosmos is the dwelling of God. Jesus came as the true tabernacle. He is Immanuel, “God is with us.” He brings peace to the nations, stability to the earth and comfort and peace to me. I can stand on the rock of His foundation.
Rest…you don’t have to do it all. When life, the world, responsibilities, tasks, obligations and duties seem to be more than you can handle – rest. When disease, pain, grief, depression, sadness or loneliness seem to be winning the day – rest– in the arms of a Father God – who understands, cares and will never leave, forsake, or abandon you! Trust in His unfailing love - stand on His promises. His Word is Truth! REST.
Soli Deo Gloria!