“Be still, and know that I am God!
Don't rush past this verse in Psalm 46:10 just because it is familiar. Think about what God is saying.
Why does God say to be still? Because He understands human nature. In the busyness of our lives, we can get wrapped up in our wants, our needs, our problems. Our brains run a mile a minute, overwhelmed by all that we need to do. That's why God tells us to be still. It's in the stillness that we hear His voice the loudest.
and know ...
God doesn't want us to think, guess or assume. He wants us to know. When we quiet our spirits and sit in God's presence, then our brains discover what our hearts have known all along. He is our source, the answer to all our questions. God wants us to know, that we know, that we know.
that I am God.
There is no other! Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands. (Deut. 7:9)
The One who created you is asking you to be still. Worship Him today by sitting quietly in His presence.
Still, by Hillsong United
Hide me now Under your wings Cover me within your mighty hand When the oceans rise and thunders roar I will soar with you above the storm Father you are king over the flood I will be still and know you are God Find rest my soul In Christ alone Know his power In quietness and trust