This is the second devotion in the Holding On By Faith Devotional Series here on the blog and today’s reflection is an encouragement to be still and know God’s power.
The focus verse for today is lovely and it comes from Psalm 46. I want to encourage you to stop whatever you’re doing, take a deep breath, and settle in to read with a ready heart to listen to God’s word and the devotion for today. Also, please read the whole chapter after!
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
When life is hard, it’s all too easy to feel completely overwhelmed. To look at our issues, struggles, and pain and see them as giant monsters that hold us hostage and keep us in darkness.
Yet, the truth is that God is bigger. Bigger than our pain. Bigger than our struggles.
He is the God who created all things. He is the Lord “who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand” and who “with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens”. (Isaiah 40:12)
For those who belong to God, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that can happen without God’s permission, and without His working it together for our good. (Romans 8:28)
So perhaps instead of asking ourselves if God is in control, we need to surrender our lives to Him once more. Give Him permission to change the way we see things. Give all our anxieties to Him in prayer. Worship Him as King. Ask Him to fill us with His Spirit. Comfort us in our pain.
Then, as we do, we’ll experience God’s peace beyond measure. Then we will be still and know that He is God.
Questions for reflection
- Which one of God’s attributes most speaks to you in the struggles you’re experiencing at the moment?
- What can you teach your children about God based on today’s devotion?
Lord, thank You that You are awesome in power. Thank You that You hold the world together and You have measured the waters in the hollow of Your hand. Forgive me for the times I have not trusted in Your Power. Thank You that my problems do not hold me captive. I am free in You. Thank You for Your peace beyond measure. Amen!