Big Hill Bible Studies
01 March 2018
"Cease Striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." - Psalm 46:10 (NASB)
How often do you do battle with God? I know what you're thinking - I'd never even think of going against Him. Well, think about the times you have thanked Him in comparison to how many times you have questioned, run from, or blamed Him for what is going on in your life? When did you last promise Him something and then break that promise? In stead of going to the Lord and asking Him for direction, or peace, or comfort - why do we ignore the power of God in our lives and struggle with our limited ability and perception?
This verse reminds us Who is really in control. It also reminds us how futile it is to ignore the answers and needed resources that are just a prayer away. In this Psalm the writer states that God is able to end wars and stop attacks on His own. He will be recognized as the Supreme authority in heaven and earth. We have the promise to rest in the Lord - to relax and realize He is our shield and Protector. He created the heavens and the earth, He knows the intent of our hearts and the number of hairs on our head, another way to say He knows us more than intimately. Don't you think if He is the author of creation and the King of Kings and Lord of Lords that He can handle anything we face? If He tells us we will find Him if we search for Him with all our hearts, wouldn't we rather do that than fight Him? Take a moment or two and consider if we are fighting Him or confiding in Him?