Have you ever been anxious about something? Many things in life can make us worrisome. We can find anxiety in the political situations of the day, or our family’s health, or the uncertainty of jobs being available. As Christians, we can rest in God. We can know that He will take care of everything.
Psalm 46:10 says, "Be still, and know that I am God." This command is simple and yet profound. How often do we find ourselves rushing about trying to control things we really have no control over? God says be still.
The word ‘still’ carries the idea of sinking into something. When I was little, I would go to my great-grandfather’s house and sit in his armchair. That thing was so cushy, when I sat in it I felt totally surrounded and comforted. Just like that, God wants us to surround us with Him. Let me explain, God is with us all the time, but He wants us to immerse ourselves in the realization of His presence. He wants us to keep in our minds that He is God. He is everywhere, and has control over all. Relaxing because a good chair is one thing, but true relaxation comes from remembering who our God is.
I would like to challenge you, rest in God. God is in all, and over all. He has power to control the forces of evil, and to protect you from harm. When God allows trouble to come into our lives, He allows it for a reason. God, who is in control of all, is looking out for your best interest. Won’t you be still and remember your God, today?
"Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." – Psalm 55:22