Be Still and Know...
I love this verse :
"Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth (Psalm 46:10)"
...but it is also perhaps one of the most frustrating verses for me at times. Be still? Trust? In this? Right now? Are you sure God?
I'm the one whose not sure. Not sure that He can handle it, not sure that He's already made a way, not sure that He could really forgive me, not for that. It's me who in my pride tries to figure things out in my own way, tries to force a way where there is not one, because there is a part of me that doesn't truly believe that God can do it. Forgive me Lord.
But I'll be honest, I didn't really even know the second half of this verse, I had to look it up;
"I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth"
My Bible study this morning talked a lot about pride... hmph. I think often times when we don't trust God to be God, that in itself is a form of pride. Thinking that there's no way He could handle our situation, when He already knows the way out. To be still, to trust Him, is to walk humbly in faith, knowing that God is God and He is able to accomplish every good thing. To leave room for Him to be God, so that I will always point it back to the One who is Mighty and able to save. For in my weakness, His strength is perfected. In my shortcomings, He is glorified. And in my doubts, He is magnified. I don't have to have it all figured out, I don't need to know every answer to every question, I can instead rest in the confidence that He's got this, and He always will. And not by my strength alone, but by His strength within me, I can walk forward in faith.
Lord, forgive me when I act in pride, when I doubt, or think I know better than You, when I don't trust You, or don't believe that You are who You say You are. Help me to lift my eyes to Your truth, and to find my strength and confidence there. Thank You that You hold me in the palm of Your hand, that You rejoice over me in singing, and that You are in the business of overcoming the impossible. I love You Jesus, in Your name
I pray, Amen <3