He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalm 46:10 NIV
God Will Work Wonders for Us
The Seven Wonders of Canada was a 2007 competition sponsored by CBC Television’s The National and CBC Radio One’s Sounds Like Canada. They sought to determine Canada’s “seven wonders” by receiving nominations from viewers, and then from on-line voting of the shortlist. The Seven Wonders as chosen by Canada were the Sleeping Giant, Niagara Falls, the Bay of Fundy, Nahanni National Park Reserve, the Northern Lights, the Rockies, and the Cabot Trail.
How do you respond when life gets crazy? We all know just how crazy life can get. Family responsibilities keep us super busy, work demands our time and attention, bills need paying on time. There is the tyranny of the clock and the calendar. Days start early and end late. How can we cope? Listen to what the Psalmist writes in Psalm 46:10: “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’” Two words that seem so simple – be still. Why does God command this? The verses that precede this command give us the answer. They command us to come and see what the Lord has done. While written in the past tense, it looks ahead to a time when the Lord will bring peace to this broken planet. It is a reminder that the Lord is in control. He has the world, and your life, in His hands. We are called to look at all that God has done in our lives – how He has worked wonders for us. He will do this again. So, in the midst of your busyness, be still. Get your eyes back on the Lord.
These have been words from the heart.