When life puts too many obstructions on a believer’s mental capacity, the last thing the devil wants them to do is to get still before God—because in that stillness comes revelation on how to categorize and handle matters; they gain an understanding of how the Scriptures apply to their situations, they receive instructions on how to proceed forward and strength to combat what the enemy throws. And, most importantly, their relationship with God strengthens. These are a few reasons why hell trembles when a believer gets still before God.
Be still, and know that I am God: (Psalm 46:10a KJV)
However, sometimes, God leads us down the difficult roads of life for His special reasons. How will we ever learn to depend on and trust Him if there’s no reason to exert that level of faith? God led the Israelites through the wilderness to toughen them for the battles ahead (see Exodus 13:17-22; 14:1-31). The best thing for us to do during hard times is to focus more on seeking and developing an intimate relationship with God.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33 KJV).
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; what’s there to fear if we’re walking on the LORD’s side? God is our protector and help in trouble. Who or what can come against El Elyon, the Most High God?
Though demons rage and mountains quake—be still and watch El Shaddai, God Almighty, work masterfully. If He allows 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 of peace that transcends human comprehension (see Philippians 4:7).
Keep in mind:
- The joy of the LORD is your strength. (See Nehemiah 8:10b)
- All things are possible with God. (See Matthew 19:26; Luke 1:37)
- If God is for you, who can be against you? (See Romans 8:31)
- No weapon formed against you shall prosper. (See Isaiah 54:17)
- The armor of God can withstand the wiles of the devil. (See Ephesians 6:11)
- You have the strength for all things through Christ who strengthens you. (See (Philippians 4:13)
- God will give His angels charge over you in all our ways of obedience. (See Psalm 91:11 AMP; Luke 4:10)
And being still causes hell to tremble.
You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11 NKJV).
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