When I recently visited the Red Bank Battlefield Park, I was in awe of the tranquil setting and beauty of God all around. The grass was lush, the clouds were an added bonus to the beautiful blue skies and the sun was blazing upon the still waters filled at the edge with Canadian geese looking to cool off.
As I walked toward the railing to overlook the Delaware River, I was reminded of the scripture, ‘Be still and know that I am God.’ I thought initially because of the stillness of the water beaming the sun’s reflection that the Holy Spirit brought that verse to me. After listening more intently while looking out at the water, I was reminded that underneath the stillness of the water, there are different elements going on, like dangerous currents and depths to the water that cannot be seen. And just like the water, I too, have my own scary elements and obstacles going on in my life below the surface, but to remember to Be still and know that God is God and He has me.
You see, despite all the hell you may be dealing with inside and around, whether people can see or not, God is still in control of the thermostat in your life and situation like the waters He created. He is a present help in the times of trouble and will give you the victory over those things that plague you in due season. Familiarize yourself with His word to strengthen your faith and as you do this, you’ll know that no matter what is going on in your life that you must Be still and know that He is God and will take care of You.
Heavenly Father, in the precious name of Your son Jesus, thank you for reminding us that no matter the circumstances, that You alone are God and because we belong to You, You have us! You know all things, see all things and have everything under control. Please Lord, do as your word says, and hold our hand during these seasons of trials and discomfort and as You do, we will not be afraid for You will lead us to the path of victory. In Jesus name, Amen!