Be Still and Know That He Is God- Day 10
Psalm 46:10 New International Version (NIV)10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations,I will be exalted in the earth.”
In undergrad I was a resident assistant. I remember placing this quote on the bulletin board during the stressful finals week; “Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” I walked by this bulletin board everyday and it blessed me , if no one else. I realized that during havoc it was always possible to be at peace. This is not always the easiest thing to do.
The word says; “John 14:27 New International Version (NIV)
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Do you recall the story where the disciples freaked out during a storm, while Jesus was knocked out on the same boat. When he woke up ..., “ 39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!”Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. 40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark 4:39-40
Sometimes we worry so much about how our storms look, we forget the peacekeeper lives within us and steadies our heart.
The world tells us that if we aren’t worried we don’t care. Society screams, “team no sleep !” and then wonders why everyone is on a type of pill for stress. Our jobs or school often foster environments where stress and hardship is praised over a balanced lifestyle. This is not right! Fight to keep your peace and learn to love rest. Jesus worked so we could rest (in him)! He say’s his yoke is easy and burden light. When you are still and know that He is God , you allow yourself to see how God is working on your behalf and cares for you in ways you can’t even fathom.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30