• Keonna Shaw

Best Advice Ever: Be Still

Updated: Feb 18

Last week, I was listening to a video online. As I was taking notes, on the side I wrote: “Be still and know that I am God.” I quickly turned to the side and said: “God I hear you.” Might I add, the video had nothing to do with Psalm 46:10. So I accepted the invitation to see what God wanted to tell me.

I stopped the video, grabbed my Bible and read Psalm 46.

My NLT Study Bible breaks down each chapter. The theme for Psalm 46 reads: God is always there to help, providing refuge, security, and peace. God’s power is complete, and his ultimate victory is certain. He will not fail to rescue those who love him.

God is such a good Father!

Imagine the feeling you receive from a hug of your loved one or spouse after time spent apart, or having a bad day. Maybe you read an encouraging text after privately fighting a battle.

After reading, I instantly felt God’s comfort and peace.

Here is what I gathered from meditating on Psalm 46:

Verse 1 says “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”

Refuge: a place of shelter, protection.

God will never leave or forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)

He is Abba Father. He affirms us in his word that he will never forsake us.

Verse 10 begins with Be still.

Still means:

Not moving or making a sound.

Deep silence and calm; stillness.

Free from noise or turbulence.

To become motionless or silent.

When we are not still, we may worry, fear, try to fix it ourselves or carry those situations we need to surrender to God. The contrary of still is relying on self and not the sovereignty of God. Bottom line.

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