Be still and know that I am God… Psalms 46:10

As we walk with God, as we grow closer and abide by, in and through, two things happen:

One is growing more aware and enthralled of God’s awesomeness, of His vast mystery, deep complexity, creational diversity, cohabitation of paradoxical duality and all the vast mysteries and wonders of the triune Godhead. He is ALL that and then some, on and on.

Higher and higher.

Deep and deeper.

Wide and wider.

He lives in Spirit. He moves in and out of time, space and matter. God is in and through and beyond ALL that…and then some.

No one or nothing compares.

That’s why He deserves the glory. Not because He needs it or is any less complete without out it but again because He is matchless in essence and brightly deserves it. He knows that and we should too!

Second, and I think the primary point of this splendid Scripture, is that we are invited and may become increasingly united with God rather than the opposite; separate in our own limited self, strength and striving.

We should and are called to simply abide, as best we are able; as much as possible. To be still, simplify and focus. Rest in His love. To flow in purpose, the purpose He designed for each of us and all of us. We should refine our selves to just be. To be His precious. To:

Be still.

Cease striving.

Stop fighting.

Let be.


When we seek God with our total being, our purpose becomes clear. When that happens, we can access the state of ‘God flow’ more often.

Unfortunately (actually fortunately), that doesn’t always means He calms our storms. Sometimes He prefers to calm in the midst of the storm and simply be with Him; to trust Him.

Do you recall the passage when Jesus was asleep in the back of the boat, the storm hit and the disciples freaked?

Jesus was on purpose yet at rest. What a beautiful state.

Think on these things.

Jesus instructs us have NO WORRIES over stuff out of our control as He stated here in Luke 12

26 So if you cannot do such a small thing, why do you worry about the rest? 27 Consider how the lilies grow: They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory was adorned like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith!

Luke 12:26-28

2 thoughts on “Be still and know that I am God… Psalms 46:10

  1. carolmariev11 April 17, 2022 / 7:55 am

    One of my most favorite scriptures although I must admit, I do fall into that striving mode on too many occasions. It seems to be my default and I have to make a conscious choice to be aware of it and pray for a change in this area. I think this comes from a sort of perfectionism, which is a pride thing, Lord, Help me!!!

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    • Kirk May 15, 2022 / 8:39 am

      Yes indeed, Lord help us all maintain some sense of balance, a nice harmony between striving and abiding. Help us not to think we are too busy to pray, too busy to stop and smell the flower. Help us not to get too puffed up in pride to not trust You, not wait for You…thinking, “I got this” when it should be more like “we got this”


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