Be Still and Know

Be still, and know that I am God. -Psalm 46:10
Most of us probably struggle to live out Psalm 46:10. We live in a world that is always on the move. We are always jumping from one task or responsibility to the next, constantly running just to keep up with the pace of modern life. I think the reason so many of us live like this is that we have bought into the lie that we are in control. So, we live at breakneck speed to give ourselves some feeling of control.
But, if we’re really honest, we know it isn’t possible. Things come along that are simply out of our control. This life has a way of the rowing curveballs our way. And when that happens, we often try to run faster as though we can somehow control the curveballs. But we find quickly that things are beyond our control.
So, what do we do? Stop running. Stop trying to control the uncontrollable. We simply get still, knowing that He is God. The Hebrew word for “be still” literally means to let go or release something. To be still means to let go of our need to be in control. Difficult as that is, we can do it because we have a God who has
complete control.
He knows what you’re going through. He knows what you need. And he will see you through. All you need to do is trust that He is God.