From The Heart

Be still and know that I am God

Psalm 46 verse 10 “Be still and know that I am God” is a well known and much loved verse in the Bible.

According to Charles Spurgeon, Psalm 46 is called a “song of holy confidence”.

One explanation of this verse says that it is ‘a direct command from God to stop our futile efforts in dealing with things that are His domain. He asks us to put down our weapons of war and stand in awe of Him and His mighty power. As God, He is Sovereign, Faithful, Omnipotent and Unfailing.’

Some of the descriptions of ”still” from Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance (New King James Version), are ‘to relax’, ‘let drop’, ‘to be quiet’, ‘to let go’.

This week one minister suggested that this word ‘be still’ was about ‘an act of surrender’. She said, when we are troubled about something, we think if we simply go to a ‘quiet place’, and then still try to work out what is troubling us, we think we are being still. However , to ‘be still’ ‘to surrender’, means we are to cast our care fully over onto the Lord, surrender to His will and ways, and leave it with Him to deal with. Our Lord and Friend truly is Sovereign, Faithful, Omnipotent and Unfailing.

A couple of quotes came to my notice this week. One was:

“Don’t worry. God is always on time. Trust Him”

Another quote was from Isaiah 60:22:

“When the time is right, I the Lord, will make it happen”

Sleep in peace tonight. God is in control.



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