“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 (KJV)
But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”
Mark 4:38-40 (KJV)
still – remaining in place or at rest; motionless; free from noise or sound
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I did not intend to write about this today. But, as I read one of the books I use every morning, the scripture from Psalm 46:10 was the reference passage. “Be still and know that I am God.” I have used this scripture before, there is nothing new about this, yet I need to be reminded. Reminded that no matter what the storms of life may bring, the captain of my ship is in control…even if he is asleep in the back of the boat!
Sometimes, I feel as if the storms of life are raging and just as I think I can make it to the shore, the waves crash about me, the thunder rolls, the wind blows and I drift further from shore. At times like this, he nudges me, he reminds me, he helps me to remember that He is in control, He is the guide, He is the captain and He can calm the storms. And He can do all of this WHEN He wants to, HOW He wants to and in the WAY He wants to.
Furthermore…I need to let him, I need to get out of the way, I need to trust that he will lead, guard, guide and direct…if only, I get out of the way.
Lord, as the storms of life are raging about me again and I feel such despair, please help me to be still and know that you God. Help me to grasp the promise that you will calm the storm. I know you can, but I have to trust and again, I worry. Please help me find the peace I so desperately desire. Help me to be patient. Help me to be strong enough to hang in there. Help me see that your ways are not my ways and that just because it does not make sense to me, does not make it wrong. Please bless my family Lord. Be with Andy and guide him. Help him to be strong and make wise decisions. Help me to be accepting of whatever your will may be.
Are the storms of life raging around you? How do you handle them?
I wish Peace…for both you and me…