In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.
Early in my Christian life the demands of commitment made me wonder if I could make it past a year without returning to my old sinful ways. But this Scripture verse helped me: The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. -Exodus 14:14, NIV
These are the words Moses spoke to the Israelites when they had just escaped from slavery in Egypt and were being pursued by Pharaoh. They were discouraged and afraid.
As a young believer, with temptations engulfing my world, this call "to be still" encouraged me. Now, some 37 years later, remaining still and calm while trusting Him in the midst of stress-laden situations has been a constant desire for my Christian living.
Be still, and know that I am God, the psalmist says. -Psalm 46:10
When we remain still, we get to know God, our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. - Verse 1
We see our weakness apart from God and recognize our need to surrender to Him. When I am weak, then I am strong, says the apostle Paul. -2 Corinthians 12:10
Prayer for Today
Daily we grind through stress and other frustrating situations. But we can trust that He will be faithful to His promise to care for us. May we learn to be still. Amen.