Be Still and Know

September 13, 2016

Grace Peace family,

What do you do when your plans crash and burn; when you are no longer in control of the situation? Get angry or up-tight? Start throwing things? Have a pity party? Blame others?

So what am I supposed to do when I can’t gain control of the situation?”

God insists that we do this….

“Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10a)

QUESTION: Do you have everything under control? I doubt it! Few people do.

Perhaps you have:
A rebellious teenager, or
A messy partnership issue, or
A continuing problem in your marriage that seems to have no resolution, or
A financial enigma with no solution in sight.

What to do. Well, keep in mind that ultimate freedom in life is the ability to choose the right attitude. And because your attitude is centered in your will, you can choose to “be still and know that [He is] God.”
Or you can choose to get up-tight, and wrestle back the control.

“Lord, I pause to surrender control of my circumstances to You. In fact, once again I surrender my very life into Your sovereign care. Thank You that from eternity You have known about this day and my particular situation. I lift each issue up to You and rest them into Your loving hands. I choose to be still and acknowledge You as my sovereign God. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

Have a tranquil Tuesday,