He says, “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 (NIV)
Finding peace and strength in our own being is a daunting task. Psalm 46:10, which says “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” This verse reminds us that God is in control and worthy of our trust and praise. It can be easy to get caught up in our own worries and concerns, but this verse encourages us to find stillness and seek the presence of God. When we quiet our hearts and minds, we can better sense His presence and know that He is at work in the world and in our lives. Taking a few moments to be still and know that God is with us can offer us peace and strength for whatever the day brings. This devotional encourages us to find rest and comfort in God’s presence, even in the midst of a chaotic and uncertain world.
Additional Data for your meditation
There are many worries and concerns an individual faces, here are few examples.
- Relationship issues: Struggling with communication, trust, or commitment in romantic relationships, or feeling overwhelmed by the demands of family or friend relationships.
- Financial concerns: Worrying about paying bills, saving for the future, or having enough money to meet our needs and wants.
- Career and work-related stress: Struggling to meet deadlines, feeling overwhelmed by the demands of our job, or worrying about job security.
- Health concerns: Worrying about our own health or the health of a loved one, or feeling anxious about potential health problems.
- Personal growth and development: Feeling uncertain about our future, wondering what our purpose is, or feeling stuck in our current circumstances.
- Social and cultural issues: Feeling overwhelmed by the news, worrying about injustice or inequality, or feeling uncertain about the future of society.
Few thoughts from the Word of God on the examples above.
- Relationship issues: “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth” (1 Corinthians 13:4-6). Seek to cultivate love, patience, and kindness in your relationships and let go of envy, pride, and selfishness.
- Financial concerns: “Do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” (Matthew 6:25). Trust in God’s provision and seek to be content with what you have.
- Career and work-related stress: “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established” (Proverbs 16:3). Trust in God’s plan for your life and seek to do your best in your work, but let go of the need to control outcomes.
- Health concerns: “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed” (1 Peter 2:24). Trust in God’s healing power and seek medical care as needed.
- Personal growth and development: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). Trust in God’s plan for your life and seek to grow and develop in ways that align with His will.
- Social and cultural issues: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21). Seek to be a force for good in the world and let go of anger and hatred.
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