“Let be and be still, and know (recognise and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 AMPC
This verse about being still comes in a Psalm that references mountains shaking, oceans roaring, and nations raging! So much is outside of our control and yet it’s exactly here amidst the external turmoil that we can find an internal peace as we let go and let God; as we stop stressing and striving and let be and be still before Him, trusting that He is Lord of my life! The command to be still comes because we are anything but still most of the time. So let’s take a moment right now, at the start of this week, as we survey all the things that will be happening around us, to pray, ‘Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.