+ Psalm He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” + Exodus The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.
+ Psalm 62:5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
What is the meaning of be still?
“Be still’ means to stop striving, stop fighting, relax. It also means to “put your hands down”. Sometimes we put our hands up to defend ourselves from all that life can bring our way. We put up our hands so that we can fight things off.
What does the Bible say about be still?
Psalm 37:7 Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Psalm 62:5-6 Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.
How do you be still and know that he is God?
4 Ways to Be Still and Know that He is God
- Idea 1: Consider the Nations . . . and Turn Off the News. This psalm shows us that throughout time, people have been concerned about world events.
- Idea 2: Look Outdoors.
- Idea 3: Look at the People Around You.
- Idea 4: Look Inside Yourself.
- Psalm 46:8-11 (ESV)
What does it mean to be still and wait on God?
It’s hard waiting on God’s promises without growing weary in well-doing, grouchy, impatient, or losing faith. During the waiting season, God will ask you to be still. Just be still and wait on the Lord and know that He is God. He will want you to be still and watch Him work; after all, He is in control.