Monday, June 20, 2011

Be Still and Know that I am God...


"Be still and know that I am God" says that "still" is... "the absense of sound or movement", "pacific, placid, serene", "undisturbed or tranquil." That is a beautiful picture isn't it? A place that I desire, one that I would absolutely love to have access to. Yet, why is it so hard to "still" ourselves? The "still" that the Bible talks about here, often seems like a foreign land. Aplace very far away...

Busy... Worried... Needed... Stressed... Burdened...

Ah... here is where we live. The opposite of that wonderful little word "still."  We as wives and mothers and women in general, often have so many demands placed upon us, and we continue to accept more. A vicious circle that seems to never end. Yet, is it pleasing to God? I always hate to rely on man's opinion about spiritual matters, so what does the Bible say?

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, [shall he] not much more [clothe] you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. Matthew 6:25-32

Ah... the Bible tells us that we are to abstain from worrying and being anxious but how do we do that? How can we possibly be women and NOT worry? It seems like for most of us, it is part of our daily living just as we eat and breathe, we worry.  Yet, clearly we see by worrying we are disobeying the scriptures' command to "be anxious for nothing." We need help... we need to know how to stop the vicious cycle. Besides the simple common sense approach of not taking on too much...(ahh hem...) the Bible clearly tells us how to stop the worry!

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass. Psalms 37:5

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33

Be still and know that I am God... Ps 46:9

So, when the trials of life are consuming you 1) Commit thy way (prayerfully give it to HIM), 2) seek ye FIRST the kingdom of God (seek HIM in HIS WORD and through prayer), and 3) be still and know (rest) that He has it all under control.

Breaking a habit isn't easy... and that is exactly what worry and anxiety is for most of us. Let's consciously commit our way to Him today and ask Him to break the sinful habits in our lives.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful blog. I so needed to read this today. Stop by my blog, I just wrote a blog today about Learning the Hard Way. Your blog really hit home for me today. I am glad I stopped by from the Homeschool Buzz Blog Roll.

    Lil' Momma
    Living with a hard working husband, 2 preschoolers and 1 middle schooler who are Five in Training for HIM