“Be still, and know that I am God!”
(Psalm 46:10, NLT).
One of my favorite scriptures in the bible is Psalm 46:10. My late mother often recited this verse when she felt overwhelmed or moved to share her wisdom on the subject of being discontent. Mother would say “sometimes you just need to be still, let go and let God.”
It seems that every time I heard her say this, I was going through something. Clarity was out of sight. In short, I did not know which way to go because I refused to get out of the driver’s seat. Even though I am no control freak sometimes I freak out when I lose control. Why do I do this? Time and time again the Lord shows His children that without Him they can do nothing. Yet, it seems that collectively Christians do not really believe that. We test God when we should not. The idea of Christianity pales when compared to the reality of one’s walk with Jesus. Christianity is an action word that requires more than the idea of being a Christian.
Every Christian should know that God is a jealous God Who wants His children to come to Him for everything. Mistakenly, some elect to go it alone. As it may be, the most valuable lessons anybody can learn is how to let go of the rings. By nature, most people want to be in control even when they are out of control. “Be still and know that He is God.”
Be still means STOPPING everything that you are doing, inclusive of thinking or contemplating, so God can move in your life. If you are anything like me, you may have to practice “stillness.” To be honest, until I accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior I was pretty bad at being still. The price I paid was steep, routinely causing me to lose out on potential blessings.
Be still and know He is God is all I ask of you. Understand that you cannot have faith and be a control freak at the same time. Either you let God work or you labor in vain. These days I choose to let God do the work because I know He is the only one qualified for the job. DO YOU THINK YOU CAN LET GO AND LET GOD?
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord” (I Cor. 15:58).