Be still and know that I am God.
Try it right now.
One minute – sit and be still. No thoughts. Breathing calmly. Close your eyes, but no napping.
If you managed that, well done!
Most people freak out and think of all the things they have to do or should be doing or want to do.
Our society thrives on being busy.
Often times it even tries to fool you by referring to it as being engaged, active, purposeful.
Being in control of your schedule, your day, your work, your free time, is great, but it is always worth while stepping back and checking to see if you are really still in control.
On anxious days, worry and panic easily pervade our thoughts and actions.
God tells us, no matter what our circumstances to be still.
The Hebrew word for ‘still’ is harpū, and this verse is the only place it occurs – how’s that for emphatic?
Cease. Stop what you are doing or thinking.
And know that I am God.
Ūdeū – be sure, acknowledge, take knowledge, investigate, perceive, learn, know.
The word occurs 9 times in the O.T.
Be still and know.
Take time out and be aware that God is with you.
No matter what the circumstances, God is God.