Be Steady, Still and Know that I am God
This world can look awfully daunting when we stare at certain days or situations and lose sight of God and eternity. These moments and days can cause us to feel unsteady. Perhaps these days are described in Psalm 46 when he says, “Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling.” (Ps 46:2-3).
When did these things happen? When have you felt like your world was shaking or your life was in a tumultuous roar? Have you had moments that shook you? We’ve all had them. It may have been a diagnosis, a pink slip, a phone call you will never forget, the death of a dream, the tragic loss, the epidemic, the business closing, the embarrassing scene, your spouse walking out, or a host of other situations? At those times, it is easy to look only at the quake and hear only the roar and lose sight of the Almighty Father. At those moments, our lives will become very unsteady.
The powerful solution is to lift our eyes back to the fixed point. Read Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.”
1. God is our refuge. This is the word for shelter. Have you ever thought about why it is called a shelter? This is the word to describe a place that provides safety, hope, and trust. Allow God to be your shelter.
2. God is our strength. He is stronger than anything we face. That is why we can trust him as a mighty shelter.
3. God is a present help. When the power is out, what good is a flashlight you cannot find? What a blessing that God is present. He is always here. Lift your eyes; He is a mighty shelter present for you.
Imagine the heavenly Father reaching over your shoulder saying, “I know your world is shaking; lift your eyes toward eternity. I’m here, and I’m greater than what you face. I can help. Just be calm and steady.” The Psalmist said it this way, “The Lord of hosts is with us…Be still and know that I am God” (Ps 46:7, 10).