Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! (Psalm 46:10)
We no longer know how to be still, as I wrote a few months ago, busyness has become the new norm and for some women they create busyness so they look successful to others.
But God wants us to "be still", to stop what we are doing so we can hear His voice. Sadly in this modern age, we make so much noise and distracted by some much turbulences we can't hear God when He calls out to us.
We need to hear His voice as it is our guide throughout our day.
The word still is a translation of the Hebrew word rapa, meaning “to slacken, let down, or cease.” We need to be still, to let go and surrender our lives to God.
We need to come to a place where we are willing to submit ourselves to God and acknowledging that He is in sovereign control and admit we are incapable of controlling our own lives and only God can be in control.
Most people are too arrogant to admit this and we think we are highly capable intelligent people who do not need God—how wrong we are. We must know that He is omniscient (all-knowing), omnipresent (present everywhere), omnipotent (all-powerful), holy, sovereign, faithful, infinite, and good. Acknowledging God implies that we can trust Him and have surrender to His plan because we understand who He is.
When we are still and surrendered to God, we find peace even when the earth gives way, the mountains fall, or the nations go into an uproar and kingdoms fall. When life gets overwhelming and busyness takes precedence, remember Psalm 46:1, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Run to Him, lay down your weapons and fall into His arms. Acknowledge that He is God and that He is exalted in the earth. Be still and know that He is God.
For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” (Isaiah 30-15)