When The Stuff Hits The Fan Of Your Life Be Still & Know That God Is God
Sometimes it can be difficult to trust God's plan and timing, when you feel overwhelmed by your situation or the enormousness of your circumstances and when you don't know what the outcome will be. But this is when we must reflect on the words found in Psalm 46:10 that say, "Be still and know that I am God."
When you break it all down: The first word in the Psalm instructs us to "Be" which is an intransitive verb, meaning an action word that expresses a doable activity, The second word in this Psalm is "still" which means calm, unmoving, quietude. So when we break it all down, we can conclude that it is completely doable and within our capabilities to act in a calm, unmovable manner when we are faced with situations that test our faith and that are outside of our control.
The third word in the Psalm is "and" which is a conjunction. Now, the function of a conjunction is to join two separate phrases or clauses in order to express the two clauses as one complete thought or further clarify the first clause. With that being said: we can now safely conclude that although we are told to be still, it is not complete without the second part of the sentence which states, "know that I am God." This means that we are not expected to "be still" in our own power...but to "Be still," in the knowledge, power and assurance of who God is, what God can do and how God will move in our lives if we trust God and apply our faith, even if our mind is racing in a hunded different directions and our emotions are raging out of control. There is still a part of our BEING in the nuclues of our SELF called the SPIRIT which can be still and know even when the mind is anxious and the emotions are intensely triggered.
And for those that doubt from time to time, never forget about doubting Thomas. Although Thomas may have doubted from time to time because he not have been as mature in his faith walk as Peter or Paul...at the end of the day.....he still walked with Jesus. Today, whatever you are going through, whatever you are about to face, before you allow your emotions to get the best of you ...take a moment and meditate on Psalm 46:10 and then open up your mouth and utter the words..."I Choose To Be still and know that God is." Today Be Still & Know that God is with you.