Message for September 17, 2017 from Pastor Shirley

What are you struggling with? Are you anxious, lying awake at night wondering how things are going to work out. Mulling things over and over in your mind how you can make it work out, what you can do to make it better. The answer is found in Psalms 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.“

The word still in Hebrew means to release, to cease, to let down, to stop frantic activity. Know that I am God. Know in this instance means “to properly

ascertain by seeing” and “acknowledge, be aware.” Acknowledging God implies that we can trust Him and surrender to Him because we understand who He is.

The nation of Israel was always tempted in times of trouble to align themselves with other nations, (their god were idols, other people (those trusting these idols as their god.  During  Isaiah’s time, Judah looked for help from the Egyptians, even though God warned against it. Judah did not need Egyptian might; they needed trust on the Lord. Isaiah 30:15 “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.”

For God’s sons and daughters to be still would involve looking to the Lord for help. Align yourself  with the Word not frantic activity. When we are still and surrendered to God we find peace. When life gets overwhelming remember Psalms 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

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