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
Another version says, “Be still” but the message is clear; STOP TRYING TO DO IT YOURSELF!
God must be in a perpetual head shaking mode as He watches us from above. It’s as if I hear Him say, “There she goes again! I give her a nail and she’s hunting for something to hammer it in with. If she’d just wait, I’d bring someone to her that has a hammer.”
It’s almost laughable when you read it like that. Perhaps we don’t want to look foolish holding our nail, answering questions about our nail so we try to hide it, make it less conspicuous to those around us. By the time the hammer arrives and the purpose is revealed, we’ve already made some sort of jewelry out of it.
Be still! He has a plan for that thing in your life that makes no sense to you right now. He has a plan for it! Be still! Just be faithful reading His word, cuddling up in His presence and being still with Him. Watch and see what He does while you’re there being still. You’ll be changed!
Oh YES LORD! Change me and I will be forever changed. I am yours, I will listen, I will obey. Great and mighty deliverer, you have ordered each of my steps and connected me to your own body that I may be a part of you and your plan. So as I wait, reveal yourself to me.