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 works in mysterious ways. Let be and be still and realize that God is God. “Let be” does not mean we give up and do nothing. We do not lay down in resignation. Faith in the Lord is raising us up to good expectations.

As long as the Sun rises upon the earth we have work to do. Change naturally requires a lot of work, which can quickly become overwhelming. I believe that is why God gave us a regular day of rest. This is when we hit the Pause button. This is our Time Out. Without rest we forget who we are and who God is, and with scarcely any rest we cannot keep up the good work, as much as we try and as good as our intentions may be.

In the midst of challenging times we need to be reminded that the Lord is sovereign. “Stop fighting your own fight,” God says, “and know that I am the Lord, supreme among the nations, supreme over the world.” God is right here, fighting the good fight with us. His heart is with us, His Spirit is all over us. Looking at a serious problem is one thing; looking up is quite another. We need to do both to be successful.

Change is not impossible and God is real. He is the reason for the hope we have. God will be exalted among all nations. He will be exalted in the earth.

“When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be”

Songwriters: John Lennon and Paul McCartney

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