“Be still, and know that I am God”
This has always been a comforting verse for me. The power in the verse was for me to take a breath and know that God is near. However, learning that “Be still” means “Let Go” in the original Hebrew meaning, makes it even more powerful. Since I’m a control freak it makes it a little difficult. But, it is a reminder that we are not alone and don’t have to bear things alone. God has a plan we can’t change anyway, so if we learn to put in his hands and let go of the strife, worry, or unease, life would be easier. I think sometimes we have the mind set subconsciously, we fix it faster, and in our way. However, if by letting go of it, and dealing with whatever comes, knowing there is a purpose, it would make our lives less anxious. If we pray, have faith that god will handle in his way and his time, this is what he wants for us.
A commentator John Coffman explained the verse by saying “Many times it is Gods will for his people to work with all their might; but, now and then, when all human endeavor is of no avail, and where there sees to be no hope at all, it may be time to Stand Still”. Thus it was before the Red Sea, when Moses commanded Israel, “Stand Still, and see the salvation of the Lord.”
Coffman, James Burton. “Commentary on Psalms 46”. “Coffman Commentaries on the Bible”. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bcc/psalms-46.html.
I hope this brings another perspective what God would like, and how we can better “Let Go.”
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