Verse of Reflection:
“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge.”
~Psalm 46:10-11 (NKJV)
When I was putting my little one to sleep the other night, the tune of thunder played outside. Just minutes earlier, drops of water sprinkled the grass and flowers with life. The rain eventually stopped, the sun came back out, and bursts of continuous thunder captured my attention.
I sat still, and just listened to God speak. With each burst of noise, it’s as if He was speaking a promise: I am good. I am faithful. I am sovereign. I am love. I am merciful. I am victorious. I am truth. I am comfort. I am constant. I am peace. I am hope. I am with you. I am for you. I am all you need.
All reminders that He is in control and He is near.
Sometimes we feel like we don’t hear God. Sometimes we shake our heads in confusion because we don’t understand why He allows certain things to happen, and other things not to happen. Sometimes we get overwhelmed by the weight of our problems. Sometimes we wish God would just show us what’s ahead, or speak loud and clear so we know what direction to go.
We want the answers, but maybe sometimes what we need is the thunder. Maybe what we really need is to just be still and know that He is God. Nothing in this whole wide world will ever shake His Promises. After all, this whole wide world belongs to Him.
Prayer: Dear Father, Thank You that You speak to us in so many different ways. Today, many things will want our attention, but help us to seek moments of stillness with You. Give us hearts of wonder that see You, hear You, and feel You everywhere we go. Thank You that it all points to Your great love for Your creation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen