Be Still

Be Still
 
Psalm 46:10 (ESV) ~ “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
 
 

Hebrew definition of “be still” as used in this verse…

  • H7503 ~ “raphah” ~ let alone or let go, stay, be still
  • H7495 ~ “rapha” root word ~ to mend, to cure, to heal, to repair, to make whole

 

When overwhelming trouble invades our lives, God wants us to be still – to release our anxiety and rest in Him (Mt. 11:28; Phil. 4:6-7). He is with us, and we are safe in His care. We need to trust Him enough to commit our way to Him and to wait on Him to bring His purposes to pass (Ps. 37:5-7; Pr. 3:5-6).

 

Matthew 11:28 (ESV) ~ Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

 

Philippians 4:5-7 (ESV) ~ Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

Psalm 37:5-7 (ESV) ~ Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

 

Proverbs 3:5 (ESV) ~ Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

 

Remember, God’s ultimate purpose in all things is to be glorified. As we patiently endure trouble and find His grace sufficient for every day, He will be exalted through our faithful testimony.

 

Isaiah 40:30-31 (ESV) ~ Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
 
 
Pastor Andy Lambert
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