Be Still

Psalm 46:10

the Message: “Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.”

NIV: He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

NASB: “Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

I don’t always do this.

What is the root of what God is asking us to do here? Let him be God. I think he is reminding us that when we take things into our hands we are putting ourselves on the throne and by doing so we have removed him from the throne.

This is a problem. This was the beginning of all of the problems of the world. We tried to be the boss.

Not good. We aren’t big enough to be the boss. We don’t even know that we don’t know enough to be the boss.

I think God was reminding us when we try too hard we are trying to be God, trying to take his role.

I’m gonna try to be still, to cease striving, to step out of traffic and let God be God of me and my life.

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