Two passages of scripture. They are so simple and contain so much promise … yet to implement them into my life is rather challenging.
Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!
My soul waits in silence for God only; from Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
· We will know God. Not just be acquainted with. The word is “yada” in the Hebrew, and refers to relational knowledge – perceived knowledge – knowledge gained by experience. God reveals Himself to the heart that is quiet and still.
· We will not be greatly shaken. We might be shaken a little … but we will not be greatly shaken. Shaken means to totter, to slip, to be moved. Perhaps the measure by which we are “shaken” is in direct proportion to how still and quiet we are able to be?
· We will see God’s glory – because He will be exalted. Exalted is a word meaning to raise or to lift up, literally raised up high. Interesting that it is the opposite of what is to happen to us – we are to sink down, withdraw. It is only then that His glory is seen.
· We experience God as our stronghold…our rock…our salvation. I love that God is not our rock and our stronghold as a result of our willingness to wait … to be silent. He already is. The waiting … the silence … is the result of realizing His salvation – of understanding that He alone is our stronghold. Who else is worthy to wait for?
Stop striving …
And we will see His glory …