Good morning friends. I am not a Christian but I can feel the words that they believe. It’s not the matter of the religion, it’s a matter of how we believe in it. Let me share you the thoughts that I have read from a Christian book … “Our Daily Journey – Meditations of God’s Leading Through Life “ Vol.11. It’s a nice one.
Read: Psalm 46
I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1
Patience. Just the sound of the word makes us frustrated. We’ve grown up in a society where we can heat our food in 30 seconds, have clean dishes in an hour, and have our pizza delivered to us in 30 minutes. Instant is common word in our vocabulary: instant coffee, instant responses, and instant success.
However, God has some news for us in His Word that goes against everything our society tells us. In Psalm 46:10, He says, “Be still, and know that I am God.”
That doesn’t come easy, does it? When situations all around us look overwhelming and it seems we must do something immediately, He wants us to be still? Look back at verses 1 to 3. The description—mountains falling and quaking, waters roaring, the earth falling apart—doesn’t sound very peaceful. Would you be able to relax if the mountain you were standing on began to break apart and fall into the turbulent water below? I’m sure you go through times when it seems as if the world around you is n free fall. Relationships get torn apart, a loved one passes away, or you feel that you are failing at something very important.
Still, our Lord God tells us to be still and remember that He is God. Just the sound of the word God makes us think of many “immeasurable more that all we ask or imagine,” according to Ephesians 3:20.
God can handle the hard things in your life. Your part is to be still, and know that He is God. – Christy L. Stortz, largo, Florida
R E F L E C T I O N
● What has recently been hard for me to wait patiently for?
● What keeps me from totally giving the difficult things in my life to God? How much power and control does He have over those things?