Our scripture this morning is Psalms 46:8-11.
Come, behold the works of the Lord; see what desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
This psalm reminds us who is really in charge and made everything that exists. We sometimes get wrapped up in our achievements and our technology, the wonderful and terrible things we can do. All of these are nothing compared to the power of God Almighty.
He commands an end to our anger and the chaos we cause. God has given us everything to use wisely. “Be still and know that I am God” is more than a stern order to stop, it is an invitation to see the blessing He holds for us all and the beauty of His creation.
If we pause from the busyness we have made for ourselves, we can know the love by which we were made in the very image of God. Nothing can take that away from us, but in our foolishness we can fail to accept it. Take the time to be still and feel the love of our Heavenly Father.
Gracious God, we are sorry that we rush through our days, concerned about earthly things. Help us to see the wonder of all You have given us and give thanks to You. Amen.