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Be still, and know that I am God Psalm 46:10
In our troubled world of today, many Christians find comfort and strength in their favorite Bible passages. One of my favorites is Psalm 46:10 - Be still, and know that I am God. During this global pandemic, when hundreds of thousands of gotten sick and thousands have died, who of us can say that it hasn’t crossed our minds – “What if I get covid-19? Am I strong enough to recover? What if I pass it on to someone else?” Then the Lord says - Be still, and know that I am God. The Lord brought an end to plagues that struck the Israelites. The Lord Jesus healed many who were sick. He has heard and answered prayers for the sick and suffering in the past. Or as one person said to me, “The worst that can happen is that I will end up in heaven.” So Be still, and know that I am God.
But our nation is in turmoil. There is conflict within the government – with different sides pulling in different directions. Unemployment is higher than it has been in decades. The nation economy is struggling. These times are being compared to the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Be still, and know that I am God. Our God controls the course of history and the affairs of nations for His plan and purpose. The list of examples is long – the Israelites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Greeks and Romans, etc, etc. That is why it is said when it comes to God, “history” is actually His-story. Be still, and know that I am God.
But I feel so ashamed and guilty because of my worries and my fears, my lack of trust in God’s power, promises and love. Be still, and know that I am God. Jesus slept in the back of a boat during a raging storm – without fear. He walked through an angry mob without being harmed because he trusted in His heavenly Father. He laid down His life, dying on a cross because He loved a world of sinners more than we will ever know. And so He says, Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” He forgives my worry, fear and doubts.
So in the face of covid-19 and a global pandemic, and all the other things it bring about – just Be still, and know that I am God.
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