Be Still

Psalms 46:10

10 “Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God…”

It is that simple. Or is it?

Here God commands that we be still. He wasn’t suggesting, advising, or recommending that perhaps you should consider and think about being still. He commands—Be still— that’s the instruction.

Life as a believer means unwavering trust and obedience to God’s words. Now, I will be the first to admit, it isn’t always as easy as it sounds. In fact, it is harder to even begin to trust when everything around you is screaming at you that ‘it won’t work!’ But then, I remember—Be still:

To be still means to silence the doubts. To be still means to silence the negative thoughts. To be still means to shut out the gloomy ideas that ‘it won’t work!’ To be still means to slam the door on every pessimistic imagination not parallel to God’s plan concerning your life. To be still means to dismiss your design of what ought to be happening and fully trust in God’s own scheme.

Be still and know that I am God; that’s the command.

It gets even harder to trust when all your plans are dismantling right before you and the present looks nothing like you have imagined and constructed. But then, I remember—Know that I am God:

God Himself is reminding you that He is God. Because really, you may have forgotten who you’re dealing with to fret about what the future holds. You may have forgotten, even for a split second, that He is God when you’re anxious about tomorrow. You may have forgotten, that He is God and not man that He should lie, when you let hopelessness and worry take over. You just may have forgotten, so just in case, He is reminding you.

God, the omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient is telling you today to be still and remember that He is God. Because God is still God, you have no reason to worry. Because God is still God, you have no reason to doubt. Because God is still God, you have no reason to be anxious. All you need do is be still.

He who promised is too faithful and committed to fail you.

Wait on Him.

Be still.

#TheSunshinethAgain!

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19 responses to “Be Still”

  1. I love Ps 46:10 It is posted on the wall in my sanctuary just above the rocker where I sit every morning in the stillness of God’s peace. Your post spoke to me and reminds me to remember, yes… “[I] have no reason to worry. Because God is still God, [I] have no reason to doubt. Because God is still God, [I] have no reason to be anxious. All [I] need do is be still.” Have a blessed Friday. May the sun shine on your day and give you peace. ❤

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    1. Amen! Thank you Jan for blessing me with this generous comment. It’s always a delight hearing from you. I love especially how you have personified the quote.
      Because God is still God [now and forever], doubt and worry becomes a misuse of time and effort.
      Have a blessed Sunday! 💕🙂

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  2. 🙏🏼🤗🙏🏼

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    1. Thank you for reading 🙂

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  3. I am so glad the HE is God & I am not!! I pray that I am always able to hear His voice!!

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    1. Right?! Amen to that. Thank you Barb. Have a blessed Sunday 💝

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  4. We must definitely had to be still during this current pandemic yet He has promised to renew the strength of those who wait on Him and that He has surely come for us all! Thanks for the timely reminder! Blessings to you! 😀🙏💛

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    1. We most definitely had to be still during this current pandemic yet He (God) has promised to renew the strength of those who wait on Him and surely He has done that for us all! Thanks for the timely reminder! Blessings to you! 😀🙏💛

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  5. Yes sis. He is too faithful and committed to fail us.
    A graceful reminder to trust in God’s persona regardless of what life is throwing right in front if us. He is indeed faithful to fail.
    This reminds me of 2 Timothy 2:13. He will keep His words!!

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    1. Always. Ah what a verse! That’s a good one. Thanks for sharing that with us. Irrespective of our character and circumstances, He remains faithful—His faithfulness is independent of both.
      Have a glorious week! 💝🙂✨

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      1. Yes sis. It’s a graceful verse.
        I will do and you too. 🤗

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  6. Thank you for the reminder to ”be still.” before God.😊

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    1. I’m glad to. It’s nice hearing from you Deb.
      Thank you for reading 🙂
      Do have a blessed week! 💕

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      1. You’re welcome 😊 Blessings to you❤️

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  7. Reblogged this on scribeforlove.wordpress.com and commented:
    Dearest Cyn, this is an outstanding post because it is medicine for souls fighting the pandemic, so worthy of a re-blog here.

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    1. Oh my, how kind of you! Thank you immensely, truly. I appreciate the feedback and reblog! Thank you, again.

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