"Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" - Psalm 46:10
When was the last time you were still? I mean truly still? In our world today everything is so fast-paced. Between jobs, family, friends, and other responsibilities, it’s hard to find the time to ever truly be still. We feel as though the only time we can be still is if the world around us also stills. We feel as though the world is responsible for our stillness. We make excuses on why we can’t find peace and rest. “If it weren’t for work”, “If I didn’t have to pay for…”, “If I wasn’t doing…”. Here’s the truth. The world is not responsible for our rest. If we rely on the world to provide our rest then we will never be satisfied. The world can’t offer the eternal peace that Christ freely gives.
If you read all of Psalm 46 you see that a lot is going on. Storms were raging, nations were in an uproar, weapons were being brought up against the writers and yet there was peace. Why? Because God is who He says He is. This is the importance of being still and meditating on the character of our God. If God is who He says He is, then our needs will be met. If God is who He says He is, then our battles will be won. If God is who He says He is, then He will be with us wherever we go. This means that no matter what the world throws our way, all we have to do is be still and know and everything will be ok because our God is always in control.
I encourage you to spend 5-10 minutes today and meditate on who God is. Renew your faith and trust in Him. Think of all the times He’s come through before and believe that He is faithful to do it again.