Be Still And Know – Pastor Miraflor – 09-24-2023

It’s said that the only things that are sure in life are death and taxes. There is one other thing that is certain and that is change. Everything changes, a fact that we can all verify with one look through our school yearbooks.

The problem is, most of us have come to believe that change is the only constant and that we cannot rely on anything being the same. But, in this world of uncertainty that brings us so much anxiety, worry, and fear, we can confidently rest in the hands of the Almighty God.

In a world filled with broken promises, there is a God who cannot lie.

In a world where everything is struggling to maintain control of life’s ups, downs, and curveballs, there is a God who has never lost control.

In a world filled with relativism, we can rest in God’s absolutes.

In a world where everything is temporary, Christians can rest in God’s eternal promises.

Hast thou not known, hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. Isaiah 40:28

In a world of constantly changing circumstances, we can rest in God’s consistency. We can trust His Word that He changes not (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8).

God’s steadfastness is our confidence and peace.

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

Hebrew word for “be still” means to literally “relax, let go, be quiet.” When you really know God and trust the He is God, you can relax and let go. Instead of being worried about how things will work out, we can trust in God’s promises. We can “be still” and “know that He is God.”

You will not be able to be still until and unless you know that He is God.

You may not know what tomorrow brings but you can know that God will never change and that He is control of all things.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

David had a lot of troubles in his life: friends turning to enemies, people trying to kill him for no fault of his own. Despite Saul throwing spears at him, despite his sons turning on him.

“Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed and He will hear from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.” Psalm 20:6

“When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.” Psalm 56:9

The Apostle Paul had a similar confidence when he told Timothy:

For the which cause I also suffer these things, nevertheless, I am not ashamed for I know in whom I have believed. 2 Timothy 1:12

Job, who lost everything taken from him in one day, believed in God despite everything that had happened to him:

For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another, though my reins be consumed within me. Job 19:25-27

No matter what life throws your way, remember that God is in control and able to keep you from falling. In the roughest of times, stay hopeful, comforted, and confidence in God’s unlimited power and compassionate care for His children.