"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth"
(Psalms 46: 1O).
The word "Still" is a translation of the Hebrew word rapa, meaning "to slacken, letdown, or cease." Christians often interpret the command "be still" as "to be quiet in God's presence." Jackie Trottmann puts it this way, "the next time you have fearful and anxious thoughts that are raging within you like a violet storm, do as Jesus did. Silence those thoughts by saying "peace be still." When you need strength and help, let go and rest in God, your refuge. Every time a trial comes to you, or you face difficulties in your studies that seem as if you are on a ship being tossed upon a stormy sea, be still and let God take control..
Most times we ask God for everything but we don't pause to listen or be still. God expects us to be still so that we can appropriate love, peace and guidance. Learn to tell your fearful and anxious thoughts to shut up, just as Jesus calmed the sea. To master the act of being still, you must be born again to receive this grace of God..
Challenge: Be still and know that God is still on the throne.
Prayer: Father, stop the raging storm in my life in Jesus name.
Further Reading: Hebrews 2:20; Mark 4:39; Zechariah 2:13.