He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
So, again, we have our thoughts on the sovereignty and majesty of God. He says, “Be still – and know that I am God.”
Sometimes we just need to stop and get quiet … and allow God to reveal Himself to us in a quiet place … far from the noise of life … away from the everyone and everything that can distract us from experiencing and knowing the presence of God and hearing His still small voice. (Cf. 1 Kings 19:12) Sometimes we need to both isolate ourselves and insulate ourselves within a “prayer closet” and spend quality time with God. He wants us to be still at times. He desires us to know Him in a personal way….
I believe the Lord Jesus wants us to know it is okay to be silent before Him … to rest in Him … to wait for Him. We do not need to worry or fret because of the circumstances we face or the hardships we suffer in life. God delights for us to know Him and to trust Him. Indeed, God is sovereign over every aspect of our lives. Jesus encourages us to “ seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Cf. Matthew 6:33) Jesus invites us to approach Him, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Cf. Matthew 11:28)
So I encourage you to consider this verse today. Let it remind you that it is good to stop and sit at the feet of Jesus and just listen to Him. (Cf. Luke 10:38-42) Let it remind you that it is good to stop and sit at the foot of the cross and just ponder all that took place upon it. Let it remind you that it is good to stop and sit at the entrance of the empty tomb and just meditate on the power that raised Jesus from the dead. Let it remind you that it is good to stop and worship the Alpha and the Omega and to exalt Him! Because at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father! (Cf. Philippians 2:9-11)