“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (46:10)
When I begin to think maybe myself or my fellow man can rise up and save the world (if only we could get ourselves together), I get anxious.
There are too many obstacles, governments are too corrupt, and beyond them the Rockefellers and Rothschilds… who knows. Either way, if Facebook has taught us anything, it’s that there’s a million things to worry about and most seem entirely insurmountable. If we ever managed to organize ourselves we would probably just do something stupid again, like build a tower to defy God.
Thankfully, He tells us to be still and know that He is in control. He’s not asking us to take on His job, but in a lot of ways, He let’s us join Him for the ride.
In 44 David recounts all the stories he’s heard of the miraculous ways the LORD taught for His people in the past. Will you do something now? He wonders. Have you seen the current situation?
“The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; He utters His voice, the earth melts. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” (46:6-7)
All of mankinds raging efforts can’t withstand a mumble from God.
Do I fear Him, or do I let other things terrorize me?
Oh LORD, I sit before you as still as my aching body will let me. I admit I have been very stressed lately. So much of my world has been turned upside down, except for when it comes to You. You are gloriously the same. Beautifully constant. Good. Wise. Loving. True. Perfect. Thank you for your wonderful commandment to rest.
How can you be still and know today?