Psalm 46:10

Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God…

In our noisy and hectic lives, silence is scarce. Rest is rare. The idea of stillness actually fills some with dread and alarm.

And yet, God beckons us into stillness before Him. We often lament how distant – even absent – God seems, but we infrequently sit alone in His presence just to listen. We expect Him to catch us on the fly, to whisper life-altering truths in our ears as we frantically fit one more activity into our day.

Elijah stood on the side of a mountain, waiting to hear. A wind tore across it, so strong that it shattered rocks. Afterwards, an earthquake shook the ground, and a fire blazed through the trees. God was in none of those things. Then came a still, small voice that was so powerful that Elijah wrapped his cloak over his face. How often have we missed the still, small voice?

Jesus often stole away from the crowds and even His close-knit group of disciples. He sought the solitude of a garden or the Galilean hills to communicate with His Father. The instruction and encouragement He received in those hours fueled His earthly ministry. His example inspires us to do the same.

Being quiet takes discipline. It means carving out time and clearing away the clutter to sit in the presence of God. Find a place. Be still. Listen expectantly. Make room for Him.


May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May you be still and know that He is God. Practice His presence to hear what Your Father will speak to you today.

Today's Bible Reading:

Old Testament

Lamentations 4:1-5:22

New Testament

Hebrews 2:1-18

Psalms & Proverbs

Psalm 103:1-22

Proverbs 26:23


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