Devotional For June 14, 2024

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

Finding moments of stillness can be a challenge, especially when we live in such a fast paced world. We are overwhelmed with noise, distractions, and responsibilities that demand our attention. However, there is so much peace and joy when we spend time in the presence of our Creator. 

Psalm 46:10 is an invitation to pause, to quiet our hearts, and to intentionally draw near to God. In the stillness, we have the opportunity to recognize the majesty, sovereignty, and presence of our Heavenly Father.

But why is it so crucial to be still before God? In the stillness, we find refuge from the storms of life. Just as a ship finds a safe harbor amidst turbulent waters, we find peace and security when we anchor our souls in God’s presence. It’s a time to lay down our burdens, worries, and anxieties at His feet, trusting that He is in control.

In the stillness, we gain a deeper understanding of who God is. We can experience His character, His faithfulness, and His love. We come to know Him not merely as a distant deity but as a personal, caring, and involved God who desires a close relationship with us.

This verse also reminds us of God’s plan for all of creation. When we take time to be still before Him, we align ourselves with His purposes. We exalt Him not only in our personal lives but also in the world, becoming vessels through which His glory can shine.

Find a quiet place, silence the noise, and invite God into your presence. As you do, you’ll discover a deeper connection with Him, a peace that transcends understanding, and the joy of exalting God in your life and throughout the world.

Pray

Lord, help me to be still in Your presence. In the midst of life’s chaos, grant me the ability to find moments of peace and quiet where I can know You more deeply. May Your name be exalted in my life and in all the earth. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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