Dwell in His Love
Last week I made mention of a scripture in Psalm 46, but this week God anchored me to a different scripture found in that same Psalm—one that most of us are very familiar with: “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (vs10)
Generally, I have a pretty calm personality. Being still is not usually a problem for me. I take most things in stride and do not truly get worked up about much. Like anyone, I get frustrated or express concern and even complaint, but most of the time things don’t usually move me from a place of steadiness.
There are, however, exceptions to this, and certain circumstances that undo this in me. I don’t always demonstrate the distress on the outside, but inside I am in turmoil—I’m a mess! Worry and doubt, fear and uncertainty consume and overwhelm me. I have learned over the years to turn to the Lord in these times but there are still some situations that threaten even that!
But the Lord has reminded me in the last week of just how important it is—no matter the situation—to be STILL and KNOW that He is God…not just think about it…not just consider it…but KNOW that He is God with an immovable confidence and belief.
I am to remember who He is. I am to quiet my soul, be absolutely still and remember His character, His unfailing love, His kindnesses to me, His mind-boggling grace, His forgiveness, His tender mercies…and miraculously, in doing this—remembering who He is and fastening my faith to that—a shift in my mindset can occur, a pivoting, a turning of resolve can take place that brings instant and unbridled peace in the midst of the most calamitous, disappointing, or distressful of circumstances. That’s pretty cool…
“Be still, and know that I am God” is not really a suggestion…it’s actually a command and when we submit to and obey a command of God, we are choosing to dwell in God’s love for us (John 15:10).
Today, my friends, let’s obey God’s commands, choosing to DWELL in His love. Let’s shake off our distresses and disappointments and set our minds on the character of God. Let’s be still and not just think about who He is but KNOW who He is and find our confidence in His very character so that we may draw close to Him and rest in His perfect peace.
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