I was in prayer last Wednesday asking the Lord which direction I should go for that Sunday’s sermon. As I was in prayer, the faces of the congregation at MDT came before me, and I heard the Lord speak to my heart saying, “Be still and know I’m God.”
Psalms 46:1-11. So, I went and looked up the words ‘be still’ and the definition surprised me. It doesn’t mean to pause. It means to stop what you’re doing. In its original meaning, it means to surrender. It means to cast down or to let fall. It means to slacken, especially the hands. Whatever you’re holding on to just let it go. There are some things you can’t fix and all your effort to try is doing nothing.
Psalms 83:18. Psalms 100:3. We can go to a lot of places looking for the answers to fix the problem, but if we will go back to the One who made us, He will fix everything. Everything in this world has limits, but our God has none.
1 Samuel 17:46. You may be going through something right now, but maybe the Lord is trying to show your family and friends that you don’t go through things like lost people do. Sometimes God wants to use you to show this generation that He is a way maker. I’m not talking about some president or old prophet. I’m talking about the I AM, the Lily of the Valley, Jesus, who still saves, heals, and delivers. BE STILL and look past the preacher, the doctor’s report, and look past the storm. BE STILL and know that He is God.
I never really caught this until last Thursday. Psalm 46:10 – “Be still and know that I am…” He’s not some preacher or some priest. He’s the I AM. Whatever you need, Jesus is. He is the way, the truth, and the life.
When Moses was being sent to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, he told God he needed to tell them who sent him. It was going to have to be a name bigger than Pharaoh. It had to be a name that the children would recognize. God just told him to say that I AM that I AM sent him. He is the self-existent One who needs no other being to have created Him.
When I’m praying now, I like to just praise the Lord a bit before I bring Him my need. You got to quit going to God, “Aunt Mary said when you get this it won’t ever get better.” You have to go to God more like this, “God, YOU ARE and beside you there is no other!” He is the healer. He is the way maker. If He did it for Abraham and David, He’ll do it for you. “Be still and know I AM.” Matthew 22:32. John 6:35. John 8:12.
Jesus is a living word. He’s bigger than disease, bigger than hurt and suffering. He’s bigger than what you are going through. It’s not just you and the devil attacking you with the spirit of fear. I AM is involved. And If God be for you, who can be against you?
He Is God.
I’ve seen people walking on their bleeding knees to give thanks to a statue that can’t see or hear them. People go to thank a pope or buddha or allah and none of those false gods can do anything for them. We serve a living God and when He heals us, sometimes we’ll just say ‘thank you’ and forget it. Those souls crawl five miles on their knees to give thanks to a statue. How much more thankful should we be to the One True God!
He’s provided for us when there was nothing. He’s wrapped His arms around us and protected us when we needed comfort and saving. When the devil sets us up, He delivers. When we cry, He bottles our tears. When we are down, He sends men and women into our lives to encourage us. Acts 18:10.
So, what do you do? Let it go. How can the ship sink if Jesus is on board? You don’t have to fix it. Just get close to God, BE STILL, and know that He is the Lord your provider and healer.
“Be still and know that I am God.” – God
– Pastor Anthony Wynn