In Psalm 46 we can see what might look like a small glimpse of the world in which we are currently living. The Psalmist talks about God being our refuge and strength in times of trouble, and I feel certain many people may feel they are living in times of trouble. He tells us not to fear even though the earth be moved, He will make wars cease, the nations will rage and kingdoms are moved, but He utters His voice and the earth melts. All of this to say He is an all-powerful God and He is in control of everything.
I remember during 9/11, people were asking where was God and why would He let this happen. I heard a quote by Charles Spurgeon, “God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart.” We all seem to feel that we have to do something. Make noise, picket, get the word out, change the course of nature, something, anything, we can’t just sit still. The end of this chapter has a very familiar verse. “Be still and know that I am God.” He is God, not us, Him. God of all creation, God above all, and in all, the author and finisher of life. The great I AM. Yes, that one.
What is He saying? Be still, hands off, let go, I’ve got this. He is telling us that He is intimately familiar with every detail of our lives and that we need to be still and let Him be who and what He is to us. He is all we need and He wants to be all we want as well. We need to trust Him even when we don’t see evidence of His hand at work. In fact, even when it looks as though He has checked out, most of all then we must trust the heart. We must believe He wants what is best for us more than we want it for ourselves.
Be still…stop, look and listen, He is speaking to us and we need to hear Him.