"Be still, and know that I am God" | Leslie Albert
As we all prepare and wait for the next Hurricane Irma update or a directive from our state and local officials it is only human that we find ourselves worrying and filled with anxiety.
We’re all in need and ready for the incredible peace offered in Psalm 46. "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." The more troubled things are, the more present God makes Himself. The psalmist then says, "Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging." Everything's collapsing, even things that have always been there for us. Have no fear because "God is our refuge and strength." The psalm continues with verse 4 saying, "There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells." God lives today in those who belong to Him through faith in Jesus. "God is within her, and she will not fall...Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall...the Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress" (verse 5-7). Then, as everything seems to be melting down, God says, "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10).
So take a break from the news, leave those other voices, and get where you can just be with God. Realize that as long as you're in His hands, there's no such thing as out of control. He is still God and you are still His!
If you have never given yourself to Jesus, the man who died for you, there's never been a better time than this. With so much changing today and so much uncertainty, it is so great to know you are safe in a relationship with Him. If you've never begun that relationship, tell Him you want to today. When you are nesting in the care of the Lord Jesus Christ, you can rest through any storm. You can belong to the One who gives peace in the middle of the storm.
- Adapted from Peace in the Midst of the Storm from Ron Hutchcraft Ministries
Submitted by Leslie Albert