With all the madness in the world, the time to be still in the presence of God—is now. Hush the noise by reflecting on God and meditating on the Scriptures. We must pay attention to what He pours into our hearts, not what the enemy dumps into our minds. God is sovereign; therefore, what’s there to fear if we’re walking on the LORD’s side? Even in total destruction, He is our protector, our very help in trouble. Who or what can come against El Elyon, the Most High God? Though demons rage, and mountains quake—Be Still!
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth (Psalm 46:10).
If our problems seem to be overbearing, perhaps we took our focus off the Problem Solver and became anxious. So, instead of worrying ourselves sick, make the “problems” accountable to God, by holding them up to His standard (the Word):
- There’s nothing too hard for God. (Jeremiah 32:17,27)
- All things are possible with God. (Matthew 19:26; Luke 1:37)
- If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)
- No weapon formed against us shall prosper. (Isaiah 54:17)
- The armor of God can withstand the wiles of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11)
- We have the strength for all things through Christ who strengthens us. (Philippians 4:13)
- God will give His angels charge over us in all our ways of obedience. (Psalm 91:11 AMP; Luke 4:10)
Who’s got infinite POWER—problems or God?
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).
Watch El Shaddai, God Almighty, work masterfully during challenging times. If He allowed the situation to manifest, the Holy Spirit will walk us through while He surrounds us in His peace. Not the world’s so-called peace, but His Peace—the kind that transcends human comprehension (see Philippians 4:7).
But, do we have the faith to trust the Holy Spirit will fight our battles? Hebrews 11:6 says that we cannot please Him without faith. Jesus said, “When I return, will I find faith on the earth”?
Do you have the faith to be Still?
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. 4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah (Psalm 46).
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