To be. To be still brings to mind this psalm of God’s greatness.
“Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!” ~Psalm 46:10 AMPC
The world does not stand still, so when we quiet ourselves and become still it can seem foolish, but God is the one ultimately in control and we can trust Him. We must learn how to be – how to trust and rest in Him.
“Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.” ~Psalm 37:7 AMPC
We must train ourselves to be calm and quiet within – as adults, we train our souls to be as trusting as a small child with its mother. As adults, we cultivate trust with our heavenly Father.
“Surely, I have calmed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child [resting] with his mother, my soul is like a weaned child within me [composed and freed from discontent].” ~Psalm 131:2 AMP
It is amazing that as we cultivate righteousness and trust in God, we find peace, righteousness, quietness and confidence in Him. When we learn to BE in Him, it is powerful!
“And the work of righteousness will be peace, and the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.” ~Isaiah 32:17 NASB
As we learn to be before the Living God, we must learn to trust in His timing.
“Be patient therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receives the early and late rain.” ~James 5:7 WEB
I pray you are encouraged to be still before the Lord and to wait patiently for Him as He is faithful and true and worthy of our trust.
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