Lord, Keep Me Still

Posted on March 13, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

If you were to rate yourself on a scale of 1 – 10, with 10 rating you as a “very quiet still person”, how would you rate yourself? For me, I would most likely rate myself between a 5 & 8. There are days that I can remain still and then there are those days that being still isn’t an option. Recently, my husband & I took two of our granddaughters on a trip to Oklahoma. We had reservations to fly to Dallas, Texas; on our way to the airport we were notified that our flight was cancelled due to the tornado in the Dallas area. I had a choice to make: “be still and keep calm,” “be in the moment and do the next thing,” or be rattled. Of course, being rattled would have caused the girls to be alarmed, and I would have missed the opportunity to do the next best thing and that was to “pray”. If I had allowed myself to be flustered, prayer would not have entered into my thoughts.

After we prayed we were able to get a later flight. I was thankful that I was “still” enough to know that God was in control and I wasn’t. However, the Lord had another test for me to know the importance of “Be still, and know that I am God. ……” because upon arriving in Dallas we found out that there was no shuttle to the hotel that we made reservations with…..now, this was getting testy. It’s 10:30 p.m. and we’re all tired…..well, we did the next thing. My husband said “let’s get the rental car and find a place to stay”.

Again, we prayed and we found a really nice hotel. I thank God that I was receptive to hearing His voice, “Be still and know that I am God…..” for a couple of good reasons: to be a testimony to my granddaughters and to exalt the Lord.

My dear sisters in Christ, is your life out of control? Is there discouragement in your world? Have your plans been changed? Know this that God desires us to “Be still, be quiet, and know that He is God”…Lord, keep me still in the storms of life! The benefit of being still and knowing that God is God and He can do what He says He can do is priceless.

Written by Pat Spies: Pat Spies is a servant of the Lord, and a friend of Keswick

Think About This: “Stop determining your worth and value by what other people say. Be determined by what the Word of God (scriptures)says.” ― Joyce Meyer

The Daily Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 30-31 , 2 Samuel 1-3 | You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. –Psalm 25:4-5

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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