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Psalm 46:10

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

God tells us to “Be still.” He also tells us to “know that He is God.”

Be Still

Not moving or making a sound; deep silence and calm

Know

Be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information.

Have developed a relationship with (someone) through meeting and spending time with them; be familiar or friendly with.

So, we need to “not move or make a sound” and be aware of God through what we have observed in spending time with Him and developing a relationship with Him.

I have talked about my anxiety and fear in previous posts. I have talked about my frustration at not “finding my purpose.” I have also shared my struggles as a single mom raising five children in poverty and struggling to make ends meet on a daily basis. Psalm 46:10 has been a life verse for me. It has been a reminder that I need to sit back in silence and remember WHO GOD IS in my life and in the universe.

We need to make time to sit in that deep silence and be aware of the presence of God and who He is. The question is: who IS God?

God is Faithful

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

God is Light

1 John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

God is Love

1 John 4:8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

God is our Refuge

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 

God is our Provider

Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Challenge:

There are many more verses that tell us who God is and I challenge you to do your own search. Go through the Bible with a notebook or journal and write down the verses on God’s character. When you have finished, sit in that deep silence and reflect on the person of God. Let the essence of who God is sink into the depths of your heart and spirit.

BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD! 

 

 

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Jehovah Jireh

Genesis 22:13,14

Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by it’s horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”

In chapter 22, God told Abraham to take his son Isaac and sacrifice him to the Lord. Abraham obeyed, and took his son to sacrifice him. Abraham had faith that God would not harm Isaac. God had told Abraham in Genesis 17:19 “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.” Abraham knew that God would not break His promise. God provided the ram to take Isaac’s place on the alter.

As a single mom, there have been many nights when I have laid awake and worried about finances. I worked part-time and lived paycheck to paycheck. Over the years, my faith in God has grown, as Jehovah Jireh (my Provider) has time and again provided for us. For many years, as the kids were growing up and out of clothes, every time I noticed that one of the kids was in need of clothes, someone would come with a big bag of clothes that fit that specific child. The giver never knew of the need, but God did. I came home from work one day to two big trash bags full of clothes for the girls, who were growing like weeds. I never found out who left them. We always had food. Even though vehicles broke down all the time, I always had transportation. I have been blessed with an ex-husband, who has helped out in many ways. I have always been grateful for a God who provides for His children.

Are you in need, my friend? Go to God and tell Him of that need. He already knows, He is just waiting for you to come to Him. Lay it at His feet and allow Him to provide. If it helps, say the following prayer:

Jehovah Jireh,

I know you are my provider. I come to you now and lay _______________ at your feet. I am surrendering this need to you, Lord and I, like Abraham, trust that you will provide at this time. I give thanks, knowing that you are already at work on my behalf. Thank you, Father.

Amen

If there is any way I can pray for you, contact me and let me share this burden. I want to remind you that our God is a God of love. He loves you and He will take care of you. Trust Him!

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