Psalm 46:10 - Being Still to Know God.

Psalm 46:10 (KJV) Be still, and know that I 
am God;  


   Jesus has been dealing with me about 
busyness (and rest) for a while. Or better yet, about 
not being so busy. I routinely overschedule 
myself and my family; overwhelming everyone even 
with good stuff like sports, church activities, 
and social events. I see a need - a friends, 
at the boys schools, in the community - and 
volunteer. Its all good. Or is it? Im a hard 
case. I traded His easy yoke for a hard one 
(Matthew 11:30).  
   Yet my deeply personal Jesus deals with 
me on a very personal level. Decidedly type A, 
I have a hard time discerning whats 
busyness, whats essential, and whats simply 
using my gifts to serve others. Am I not supposed 
to help people? Dont I need to cultivate my 
kids talents? Shouldnt I maximize every day? 
This is especially hard during a busy season with 
small kids at home.  
   Well, thats where the stillness comes 
in. If Jesuss still, small voice cant be 
heard above the din of my life, Im too busy. If 
I cant walk the dog without my cell phone, 
or just sit and listen to the silence, or just 
while away an hour that doesnt generate 
production? Im too busy.  
   Willing to obey Jesuss persistent 
promptings, Ive made time for stillness, though 
its been uncomfortable. I quit some volunteer 
commitments and now pause to ask Jesus if He wants me to 
help. I dont double-schedule activities. I seek 
Jesuss discernment about social connections to 
pursue. In that deliberately acquired downtime, He 
has revealed some misguided motives, validated 
priorities, provided insight, and delivered me from 
fears. Ive found transcendent serenity affirms 
Jesuss truly sufficient grace (2 Corinthians 12:9). 
by Isabella Yosuico  
   Faith Step: Next time you experience that 
anxious, driven feeling of busyness, find a quiet 
place and be still. Use this time to talk Jesus. 
[Mornings With Jesus 2020 Devotional by Guideposts and 

The Hurry Sickness
   We need to ruthlessly eliminate hurry 
from our lives because it is one of the great 
enemies of the spiritual life. I find myself 
hurrying for no reason at all. Jesus never hurried. 
He had plenty to do and accomplished a great 
deal in His life, but the Bible never mentions 
Him rushing from thing to thing. 
   Hurrying physically is bad enough, but I 
find that inner hurry is even worse. It prevents 
us from truly meditating on anything long 
enough to get any value from it. When we hurry, we 
skim the surface of life and never enter into the 
depth of anything. Jesus meant for life to be 
enjoyed, not endured as we rush from thing to thing, 
often going nowhere. Hurry not only hinders joy, 
but it is harmful to our health. It also damages 
relationships because we end up not taking time for 
   When we fast, we give up something that 
is important to us, so I have decided to fast 
hurrying, beginning with a one-day commitment. I think 
if I tackle it one day at a time, I might 
succeed. I am excited to see what kind of difference 
it makes in my life. If you feel you need to do 
this too, please join me, and we can journey 
together in living life as Jesus did. 
   Father, I am sorry that I have missed so 
much in life by hurrying. Forgive me and help me 
slow down! [My Time with God by Joyce Meyer] 


   Stop reading for a minute and listen. 
Just listen - and then list the noises you're 
hearing. Are there sounds from outside the house? Do 
you hear traffic? kids playing? dogs barking? 
people talking? airplanes flying?  
   Now identify noises from within the room 
where you sit. Is the television or radio on? Are 
you listening to music? Did the phone just ring? 
Are there clocks ticking? motors humming?  
   What about the noise in your head? What 
responsibilities, chores, or worries do you find preoccupying 
you and interrupting these few minutes with the 
Lord? What song is stuck in your mind? What item 
do you need to mention to your administrator or 
add to your to-do list?  
   Speaking of your to-do list, what does 
this week's calendar look like? What downtime, if 
any, do you have scheduled?  
   We fill our lives with incessant noise, 
commotion, and busy-ness - and then we wonder why we 
don't hear God's voice. As the psalmist knew long 
ago and believers have discovered again and 
again since then, it is in the stillness that we 
find God. So right now - for just a few minutes - 
be still, and know that He is God. [Being Still 
With God Every Day by Henry Blackaby] 

   I've noticed that there is always a 
temptation to be going somewhere, doing something. We 
fill our calendars, "to do" lists, and 
appointment books to overflowing. A successful day is 
marked by going to bed exhausted, only to wake to 
another day just as full as the last. Somehow that 
doesn't seem right to me. How are we supposed to 
hear God's voice if we are always racing through 
life? I think that's what God is talking about 
when he says, "Be still!"  
   Why don't we all try being still 
together, beginning with a prayer? Let's tell God that 
for the next few minutes, we aren't going 
anywhere or doing anything. We are just going to be 
still and wait in his presence. Now, let's clear 
our minds of all the questions and thoughts 
about our day. We want to quiet ourselves before 
him as well. Maybe he'll speak to us this time 
and maybe he won't, but at the very least, quiet 
time with him will refresh and uplift us. 
   From now on, let's meet with God in 
stillness every day. It might take some getting used 
to, but once it has become a habit, a healthy 
one, God is sure to make himself known. Sitting 
and being still before him may not sound 
exciting, but every time we are in God's presence, 
listening for his voice, we are at the center of all 
things. That's a very exciting place to be. 
   I'm here, Father, waiting in your 
presence. It's so peaceful here. In Jesus' name, Amen. 
[Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional by John & Johnny 

Start Seeking God
   "Lord, I'm back and I diligently seek 
you." How many times have we said this? This time 
stop talking and sit silently. Wait patiently, 
seek diligently, sit silently. That means you 
need to pour out your heart and then deliberately 
be quiet. Spend a full day in quietness. 
   Meditation is a lost art in this modern, 
hurry-up world. I suggest you revive it. Not by 
endlessly repeating some mantra to get into some other 
frame of mind. Not that. Simply and silently wait 
before your faithful God. Read a passage of 
Scripture, perhaps a psalm, and let it speak. Say 
nothing. Just sit silently. Let Him talk. Let Him 
reassure you that you are fully and completely 
forgiven and that your shame is gone. Feel His arms 
around you. Understand the cleansing that He's 
bringing. Feel again the freshness and relief of His 
   God will give you a fresh start if you'll 
stop fighting. It works. I know. I've been there. 
Just submit to Him and accept His grace. 
   God will keep His promise to forgive and 
welcome you home. His mercies are new every 
   Take time to sit silently and let God 
talk to you. Feel His arms around you and the 
relief of His presence. Charles R. Swindoll [Chuck 
Swindoll www.insight.org.] 

Practicing His Presence
   How do I live in Gods presence? How do 
I detect his unseen hand on my shoulder and 
his inaudible voice in my ear? A sheep grows 
familiar with the voice of the shepherd. How can you 
and I grow familiar with the voice of God? Here 
are a few ideas: 
   Give God your waking thoughts. Before you 
face the day, face the Father. Before you step 
out of bed, step into his presence. I have a 
friend who makes it a habit to roll out of his bed 
onto his knees and begin his day in prayer. 
Personally, I dont get that far. With my head still 
on the pillow and my eyes still closed, I offer 
God the first seconds of my day. The prayer is 
not lengthy and far from formal. Depending on 
how much sleep I got, it may not even be 
intelligible. Often its nothing more than Thank you 
for a nights rest. I belong to you today. 
   Give God your waiting thoughts. Spend 
time with him in silence. The mature married 
couple has learned the treasure of shared silence; 
they dont need to fill the air with constant 
chatter. Just being together is sufficient. Try being 
silent with God. Be still, and know that I am 
God (Ps. 46:10 NIV). Awareness of God is a fruit 
of stillness before God. 
   Give God your whispering thoughts. 
Through the centuries Christians have learned the 
value of brief sentence prayers, prayers that can 
be whispered anywhere, in any setting. 
   Imagine considering every moment as a 
potential time of communion with God. By giving God 
your whispering thoughts, the common becomes 
uncommon. Simple phrases such as Thank you, 
Father, Be sovereign in this hour, O Lord, 
You are my resting place, Jesus can turn a 
commute into a pilgrimage. You neednt leave your 
office or kneel in your kitchen. Just pray where 
you are. Let the kitchen become a cathedral or 
the classroom a chapel. Give God your whispering 
   And last, give God your waning thoughts. 
At the end of the day, let your mind settle on 
him. Conclude the day as you began it: talking to 
God. Thank him for the good parts. Question him 
about the hard parts. Seek his mercy. Seek his 
strength. And as you close your eyes, take assurance 
in the promise: He who watches over Israel 
will neither slumber nor sleep (Ps. 121:4 
NIV). If you fall asleep as you pray, dont 
worry. What better place to doze off than in the 
arms of your Father. [Max Lucado Daily Devotional 
at maxlucado.com] 


   Be still, and know that I am God. Most 
Christians are familiar with this command, but not so 
many take it seriously. Yet for those who do, 
blessings flow like streams of living water. As these 
believers sit in stillness - focusing on Me and My 
Word - their perception of Me expands and their 
troubles shrink in importance.  
   I want you to share in these blessings, 
beloved. Take time, take time with Me. While you rest 
in My Presence, I untangle your thoughts and 
help you view things more biblically. Remember: 
My Word is a lamp to guide your feet and a 
light for your path. Biblical thinking illuminates 
the path before you so you can find your way.  
   It's crucial to know not only that I am 
God but that I made you and you are Mine. You 
are a sheep of My pasture. Sheep have very 
limited understanding of what their shepherd is 
doing for them, but they follow him anyway. 
Similarly, as My "sheep," your job is to trust Me and 
follow wherever I lead. (Psa. 46:10; Joh. 7:38; 
Psa. 119:105; 100:3) [Jesus Always by Sarah 

   Come rest with Me, beloved. Though many 
tasks are calling to you, urging you to put them 
first, I know what you need most: to be Still in My 
Presence. Take some deep breaths, and fix your gaze on 
Me. As you return your attention to Me, let your 
concerns roll off - like water off a duck's back. 
This enables you to relax and enjoy My nearness. 
I am never far from you! 
   Meditate on Scripture; search for Me in 
the Bible. Let these words of grace and truth 
soak into the depths of your soul and draw you 
closer to Me. My Word is living and active, so it 
can infuse fresh life into you. 
   When it is time to return to your tasks, 
bring Me into those activities. Include Me in your 
plans and problem-solving. I am relevant to 
everything you do, say, and think. Whisper My Name, 
"Jesus, in sweet remembrance of My nearness. In 
everything you do, put Me first, for I am the Lord of 
your life. (Psa. 46:10; Heb. 4:12; Pro. 3:6) 
[Jesus Always by Sarah Young] 


Psalm 46:10 - Being Still to Know God.



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


Most Important Decision in Life: 

A Man without Equal by Bill Bright: 

Seeking God Made Real: 

Prayer Made Real: 

Importance of Choice: 
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]  

Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David 
DeRose, MD, MPH: 


Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies: 

Amazing Facts Bible Studies: 

Hope Awakens Bible Study Guides: 

Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: 


Unlocking Bible Prophecies by Cami Oetman of 
Adventist World Radio (currently live): 

Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW: 

The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug 

Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: