Most people know Psalm 46:10 or have at least heard it, “Be still and know that I am God”. It is interesting that it is used in such peaceful settings as if you can hear the babbling brook or the Whippoorwills in the field. But when you read this Psalm, you get a very different impression. Here, God is causing total chaos in the earth, both naturally and nationally and the sentence has an exclamation on it. It does not mean be quiet and peaceful but to stop your crazy effort and realize that God is God of all. It is more of a fear and trembling than the tranquil way it’s usually portrayed.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.