This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Caleb Beller.
[Psa 46:10 NKJV] 10 Be still, and know that I [am] God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Growing up in Southern California I remember doing earthquake drills in school. We were cognizant in buildings and unknown places where we should go, what we should do if the earth began to shake! Get under a desk, get in a doorway, get outside, all these options were preferable to, being still!
As the Psalmist describes the situations around him. He talks about the earth being moved, the mountains being carried into the sea, the waters roaring and nations raging. All these things illicit a sense of fear or confusion. It gives us the sense of the world being out of control.
Our natural tendency is to react! We want to run to, or from the problem. We want to fix or escape the turmoil. Yet, in the midst of the chaos the Psalmist declares that, God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble. (:1)
The Psalmist’s word to us in the chaos is to be still. To stop, to stay, relax. It seems so counterintuitive to do “nothing”, but it is a command not to be lazy, but to be faith filled. To trust that God is able, and willing to meet us in the chaos and show us how He is working all of these things together for His good.
Today you might be in a position of wanting to act or re-act out of fear, confusion, or frustration. Let this word encourage you today, Be still and know. Rest first in the promises and presence of God. Let Him lead you, guide you, protect you and provide for you regardless of the circumstance. So that He will get the glory and we get the gift of seeing His great love!