“Be Still and Know”

Categories: Minister's Corner

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

There is a growing belief among some religious folks that God has given COVID-19 to teach us to stop and think about Him.  Well…. that type of thinking is ridiculous.  The actual theological term for this type of thinking is called HOGWASH!!  God did not cause this virus to happen.

As a result of this type of thinking many people will also believe that God is also responsible for the deaths caused by COVID-19, the loss of income and jobs, and the difficult disruptions of life.  The truth is God is not to blame for this terrible pandemic. 

What is truth is God can use this terrible pandemic to bring about good for people.  God can add a silver lining to this dark cloud looming over our country and world. It is important for us to “Be still and know.”

Consider for a moment…

1. Many of us have more time now than before to meditate, appreciate, and dedicate it to God.  Spending more time in study (God talking to you), prayer (you talking to God), and being transformed into the likeness of Christ.  What a tremendous blessing to have an opportunity grow closer to Christ.

2. Many of us have experienced more uninterrupted time with family than we had before.  Taking longer walks, more meals around the table, and greater conversations about the Bible, church, and following Christ.  What a blessing!

3. God will provide us with greater opportunities to do good, help, and allow the light of Jesus to shine brighter than ever. 

4. This is truly an opportunity to show greater trust in our great God who loves us, protects us, and provides for us in our great time of need. 

While these days are difficult and our future may seem uncertain, God remains the same and His grace is always enough.  Place your confidence and trust in God who can do more than we ask or think according to the power that works in us through Christ our Lord. 

“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.”Psalm 46:1

I miss you terrible and love you much—Shine Bright family!!