Psalms 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God”
My first thought was ok, does that mean that I am to be quiet, calm and hushed no noise, just a quietness that comes from deep inside. Or maybe it means peaceful and untroubled? Or is it talking about being tranquil and not moving?
It could probably mean any of those things. When we are calm, quiet and hushed God’s voice is more likely to be heard plainly and clearly. It might mean that although we may still be walking through rough water, the storm inside us is no longer raging because you know with an absolute certainty who it is you are trusting.
It is hard for God to dwell in a heart that is full of rage, agitation, complaints and is heavy with the burdens that God wants to carry for us.
It helps to remember that where we can’t…………..He can.
We are commanded to “Be still and know that I am God” It could probably be translated, “Chill Out, take it easy, loosen up, relax!” Romans 15:4 tells us that through endurance we find hope. God interceded on our behalf before, He can do it again. We should think of His history and what He did for those of us He loves every time we walk through troubles because that puts our troubles in a totally different perspective.
So be still with a spiritual calm. That stillness won’t come from false confidence inside you or it won’t come because of a silly superman/woman cape you tie on each morning.
That stillness will come because we know exactly who this God is that we trust.