Be Still and Know

September 11th, 2019

Psalm 46:10 NLT

Be still and know that I am God!

“Be still.” It sounds like something a parent would say to a child, prompted because of talking too much, talking out of turn or even disrespectfully. 

This command comes from God the Father and I don’t believe it is spoken in discipline as much as an encouragement. It is as though He is saying, “You want to know me? Do you want to understand who I am? Then be quiet for a while and listen to my voice.”

What happens when we are still? This verse says we will come to know that He is God. That means we may have our breath taken away when we really internalize this fact. He is God! There is nothing too hard for Him. 

There is nothing too little for Him to care about. There are no secrets that He is not aware of. He knows you better than you know yourself and now here is your chance to know Him. 

Be still. 

Wes Humble is the Executive Director of Ministry and Community Relations at Liberty HealthShare. He has thirty years of experience in various pastoral and editorial roles, and he is passionate about responding to the spiritual needs of both ministry staff and members.