Be Still… What Comes Next?

Aug 2, 2016Character of God0 comments

Today I was reading in Psalms- and a very familiar passage came up- one I think many could recall to mind. We hear it in songs, see it stenciled on pallets, or maybe even cross stitched into pillows. It’s a sweet reminder of our place and God’s place-

“Be still and know that I am God”  Psalm 46:10

What a sweet reminder, even now as the chaos of the world seems to be ever so present.  This verse particularly encourages me as someone who often yearns for control and longs to keep on doing and doing.

Today though as I read, I was even more struck by the following words that complete the verse- ones that I really did not remember, but add so much more hope to complete the verse.

“Be still and know that I am God.

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth.”

How wonderful to quiet our hearts and remind ourselves of God’s sovereign control. Oh, but what a sweeter hope to further remind our hearts that not only is God sovereign, but one day He will be exalted among all nations, He will be exalted in all the earth.

Not only is God sovereign, but one day He will be exalted in all the earth.

It is so easy to find myself getting worn down by the news we hear about each and every day. There are so many injustices, so much corruption, and so many people using God’s name for their own personal agenda. Re-reading this often quoted verse reminded me of the hope that we have to hold on to. Our just, fair, merciful, and loving God will be exalted in all the earth one day. He will be the righteous judge and will be exalted as He should be. What a sweet promise that is- one that I will be remembering and repeating as I strive to still my anxious heart.

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