Be Still!

~Psalms 46:10-11 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

How many times have you read these verses? I have been a believer for over 30 years and have read these verses countless times! Yet, they have never meant to me what they do now. The Lord impressed upon my heart to pick apart these verses and I was not disappointed!!

The first two words “be still,” – we would normally think that this means to sit still – don’t move.  The Hebrew word for still is:

A primitive root; to slacken (in many applications, literally or figuratively): – abate, cease, consume, draw [toward evening], fail, (be) faint, be (wax) feeble, forsake, idle, leave, let alone (go, down), (be) slack, stay, be still, be slothful, (be) weak (-en).

It’s as if God is telling us to be weak, to let go, to let alone, to surrender. Be weak, let go, let alone and surrender to what? When we recognize that we are weak and have no power, we are able to see God at work!  We tend to dive into our problems with our own solutions.  God encourages us to leave it alone and let Him work it out.  So we surrender in order to know that God is in control. We give up trusting in our own flesh and abilities and trusting in God’s power in our lives. He will be lifted up and glorified as the world observes the trials in our lives and they see His Hand at work! God promises that He will be exalted in all the earth!

As if that verse isn’t enough of a blessing, I absolutely love the next verse – the Lord wants to encourage us to remember that He is with us. The God who was a refuge to Jacob is the same God who will be our refuge in time of need.   We can run to Him to find refuge when the storms of life are all around us!  Our trials can blow circumstances around but we know that we are safe in God’s care!   So now when I am going through a trial, I will be quick to surrender myself in order for God to have control in the situation!  HE is God – He is able.  I am not!


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Desire to be a testimony for the Lord Jesus Christ and to lead others to Him!
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3 Responses to Be Still!

  1. Grammy Blick says:

    Each time we read His word, it does not return void. There is a lesson every single time we open our Bible and our hearts to His will. Beautiful post!

  2. Vicky Albert says:

    Oh my, this was such a blessing to my heart today!!! Let go and LET GOD!!! This hymn comes to mind:


    Be not dismayed whate’er betide,
    God will take care of you;
    Beneath His wings of love abide,
    God will take care of you.


    God will take care of you,
    Through every day, over all the way;
    He will take care of you,
    God will take care of you.

    Through days of toil when heart doth fail,
    God will take care of you;
    When dangers fierce your path assail,
    God will take care of you.


    All you may need He will provide,
    God will take care of you;
    Nothing you ask will be denied,
    God will take care of you.


    No matter what may be the test,
    God will take care of you;
    Lean, weary one, upon His breast,
    God will take care of you.

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