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Then He (Jesus) arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm
Mark 4:39

Every day we are faced with the choice to rest in the promises of God or to stress over the problems we encounter. It should be an easy decision to make but yet we find ourselves often caught between two opinions. On one hand we want so much to trust and believe that God will do just what He says. On the other hand we find ourselves doubting that He actually cares. After all, God has so much more on His plate than to be concerned about our issues.

I am so glad that God is not like man. He is much greater than we can ever imagine. His love for us spans wider than the ocean. Before we were even a thought, He knew us. He predestined us, made us a part of His master plan. That should be grounds for our trust. I have found that it is much easier to trust a God that has a proven track record. I would rather take my chances with God any day than to walk in fear and doubt on a regular basis. I have been there and done that too many times. Today, I choose the peace that comes with trusting that God will perform what He has promised. I may not know when. I may not know how, but I can be confident that He never fails. He has proven Himself faithful time and time again.

Lord it is so easy to get caught up in the turmoil of everyday life and to focus on what we see rather than what You have said. It should always be an easy choice to trust you and rest in Your promises but even the best of us struggle. Teach us daily to renew our mind on Your promises and meditate in the scriptures that speak of Your love, grace, and assurance. May our hearts take courage in knowing that You have left us Your peace. In Jesus name Amen

By Mary Pinckney
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Be Still

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Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10

Jesus taught us to pray with reverence when He modeled for us ‘Hallowed be Your name
(Matthew 6:9). This phrase is a petition, not a proclamation. A request, not an
announcement. ‘Be hallowed, Lord.” Do whatever it takes to be holy in my life. Take
your rightful place on the throne. Exalt Yourself. Magnify Yourself. Glorify Yourself.
You be Lord, and I’ll be quiet.

Be still, and know that I am God‘ (Psalm 46:10 NIV). This verse contains a command
with a promise.

The command? Be still. Cover your mouth. Bend your knees.
The promise? You will know that I am God.
The vessel of faith journeys on soft waters. Belief rides on the wings of waiting.

In the midst of your daily storms, and in this storm that has swept over our country
and even the entire world, make it a point to be still and set your sight on Him. Let God
be God. Let Him bathe you in His glory so that both your breath and your troubles are
sucked from your soul. Be still. Be quiet. Be open and willing.

Take a moment to be still, and know that He is God

Be still and allow God to be hallowed in your life.

By Max Lucado
From; For the Tough Times

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