Wednesday, July 19, 2017

be still and know that He is God



What Keeps You From Seeing God

Psalm 46:10 NLT
"Be still, and know that I am God!  I will be honored by every nation.  I will be honored throughout the world."

Other translations ....

NASB --- Cease striving

CEV --- Calm down, and learn that I am God!

GWT --- Let go of your concerns! Then you will know that I am God.

HCSB --- Stop [your fighting]—and know that I am God,

Those are some powerful words.  And when we get it, really get it, God will begin to work wonders as He has our hearts.  At that point He teaches us to trust Him more and listen less to our feelings and our emotions.

I've been reminded of this several times, yet not in such a dramatic way as one instance in the past.  Honestly, I was stressed, worried and asking for help as well as consumed.  As I began to step back (not because I wanted to but God made that happen), God worked right in front of my eyes.  He changed the situation.  He turned the issue, or the problem, into a situation where people will be helped and even healing will take place.

This was and continues to be a powerful lesson for me.  When we fail to listen to and trust God, problems continue and will even snow ball.  I need to hear this.  Do you?

Philippians 4:6 NLT
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

What is consuming you?  What are you worried about?  When was the last time you stopped to listen to what God had to say?

Be still.  Stop running.  Calm down.  Stop fighting against all kinds of stuff.  Let go of what is worrying you.  Let God work in your situation!

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