Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Psalm 46 Devotional Thoughts by Stephen Taylor

Psalm 46:10

“Be still and know that I am God.” 

 

About a week ago, I was mowing the grass, and after making a pass with the mower, I looked down and there was a frog lying right where I had just mowed, perfectly unhurt! 

 


As I was mowing yesterday, God brought it back to my attention and I wondered how many times I had been just like that frog. How many times had God protected me from certain death or destruction that I had no clue about! How at the time of my darkest hours I wondered why He wasn’t moving for me! When really, to move would mean certain death! The safest place for that frog in that moment was right in the middle of that mess! I’m sure his natural instinct was to hop or fight against what was happening, but that, my friends, would not have ended well for him.

 

We aren’t any different. When we get into tough times, we want to control an uncontrollable situation, and it will never work out well for us! See, that frog had one option to survive, and that was be still and let me push the “storm” past him! Sometimes, being still isn’t a bad thing; it’s actually the only thing keeping us alive! Just because we don’t feel God moving us doesn’t mean He isn’t pushing the storm past us!

 

I love you all, God bless, and Glory to God!!!

 

 

Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God” 

 

Here lately God has been dealing with me on how much I trust Him. I say, “His will, not mine, be done,” but do I stick to it? I relate it like going on a road trip with God. At first, I throw Him the keys and jump in the back seat and enjoy the ride!

 


But then we hit a little traffic and I jump up front just to keep Him company. While I’m up there, I tell Him to turn because I have been driving these roads for years and know a short cut! Eventually, we stop for gas and I tell God that I feel bad He is doing all the driving and so I will go ahead and take over and give Him a break! Next thing you know, I’m stopping to pick a couple people up and ask God if He wouldn’t mind jumping in the back to make room! Before I know it, I’m broken down on the wrong side of town wondering how I got there and asking God to fix it!!

 

I say this because now that I know this, I can fight against the urge to take the keys and know that He’s got this!! I mean, I trust Him with my salvation, but I don’t trust Him with the journey there?? If God can raise Jesus from the dead, then He can manage my life while I’m alive!!! I have to trust Him both with the vessel and the treasure inside it!! Be encouraged and let Him drive!!!

 

I love you all, God bless, and Glory to God!!!!

 

 

 

 

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