In our last visit we began reflecting on the impact statement in Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” We saw that in the midst of the turmoil that we might be going through we need to stand still and tall, pause and reflect, in quietness, to see what God is doing. This is a significant step in beginning to know that God is God.
At first you might not see God doing anything. Stop long enough to pray. Your prayer might be something like this: “Father, I’m confused. I’m hurting and I don’t see anything changing for the better. I choose to trust in you. Help me to see what you are doing.” After you have prayed in this fashion, then ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in your Bible reading and study to get a Biblical perspective on what you see in your circumstance.
At first you might only find that you are not alone in what you are experiencing. Others have gone through similar experiences. In fact, Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 10 that what is recorded in the Old Testament was written for our benefit. Verse 13 says, “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”
God inspired the Bible so that you can trust in what it says about life, and also what it says about God and His involvement in your life. It’s as you get to know God better that you will find it easier to cope through whatever you are facing.