Trusting God No Matter What

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10 NIV)

I was amazed when I looked up the Hebrew word for “still”. It means to abate, cease, be feeble, be weak or be faint. We try so hard to be strong, capable and able. Yet we know in our hearts we are anything but. How appealing is it to know straight from God’s mouth that we need not be any of those things – in fact, quite the opposite?

The word “know that I am God” is profound. When Moses asked God who shall I say sent me? God replied, “I Am who I Am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I Am has sent me to you.’” What an authoritative statement. God is not I was or I will be He is I AM. He is a right now God completely current with your life.

We tend to want to captain our lives. I know there is not a one of us that does not want to be healed and restored as quickly as possible. But will this bring the better life? Is this the greener grass on the other side of the fence? Maybe, I don’t know.

We must always remember God has purpose in all that He does. Do we trust Him? Do we know that He is God? God’s word confirms that healing is the bread of His children but as we wait on Him perseverance grows in our hearts. We keep walking in faith believing even though our bodies show no evidence.

I believe God is saying yet again, “Don’t worry, I know and I have it handled!” We have been given the unique privilege of knowing God in ways others without chronic illness will never know. We are totally and completely dependent on Him for everything all the time. And that is exactly the way He wants it!

Catherine Barron lives in Sheridan, Montana. She is semi retired and loves to read, write and her latest hobby outdoor photography although her first love will always be the word of God. She considers her fibromyalgia a formidable unrelenting teacher.