He has a much better plan. As Schreiner notes, “The humbling enjoined probably means that they are to accept the suffering God has ordained as his will instead of resisting and chafing against his will while suffering.” (Schreiner, 239). Matthew 11:1 New American Standard Bible (NASB). How amazing is that?! I will be exalted among the heathen - That is, among the nations. God is calling us to trust Him. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. He has promised to be with us in the middle of tragedy. Goodness, obedience is hard sometimes. It is in the Word of God where we will see with our spiritual eyes that God is alive and still in control of all the affairs of the world, including your life and mine. and him only, ye who partake in the protection of his grace" (from The earth will melt, the chaotic sea will be calmed. #colorstreetnails #dryn, A good week to wear our Nation’s colors! 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Thank you for reading and for your encouraging words. But we do not need to numb our brains or create a mystical experience to do so; in fact, these techniques will hinder us from practicing true contemplation. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. They are to stop striving and realize His power, and that their efforts against God are futile. Color Street Halloween nail sets are ou, Halloween sets are coming this week! and Humbling ourselves under his mighty hand is another way of encouraging believers to “be still” in the midst of suffering. However, the more the enemy came at us the stronger the church family became and God worked in a mighty way. 46:10, "Be still and know that I am God," to endorse a form of meditation that involves techniques on "quieting" the mind or going beyond the mind. As always, one must look at the whole passage and see the context of the statement, especially since the Bible was not written in verses; chapters and verses were added centuries later. Today we will be studying the book of Psalm 46 the meaning from verse to verse. It’s fundamentally speaking not to the people of God but to that nations which are giving the psalmist so much trouble. Ps. Afterward, in Matt. There is no Biblical support in this verse or any other for practicing certain breathing techniques, for repeating a phrase over and over, for letting the mind go blank, or for going beyond thinking in order to experience a "merging" with God, as taught in spiritual techniques adapted from Buddhism for Christians, or as taught in mystical teachings usually labeled as contemplative or centered prayer. The theology is true but it’s not honest to what Psalm 46:10 is actually saying. And if you’re in him, so do you. God knew I would struggle to leave a ministry I loved so much. Hi Shawna! Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Is this what this verse is talking about? I really do appreciate your encouraging words. Are you ready, What is Color Street? Just wanted to say that your writing is beautiful and what shines through us Jesus and not Shawna. When Jesus had finished giving instructions to His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and preach in their cities. We are to cease striving and become weak and rest in His strength. The reality is that there will be difficult times, but God promises to be our refuge. For more information, see my disclosure page. How can I just stop? He is a Faithful Promise Keeper and a Sure Foundation. This helped me to understand what God was saying to me. Trust Him. “Rest in the presence of the Lord” is what most are meaning when they quote this verse. Hebrew is such a rich language and there are other variations of the translation. We do not need to try to control our lives since God is behind all things. (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';fnames[1]='FNAME';ftypes[1]='text';fnames[2]='LNAME';ftypes[2]='text';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Should you make a purchase through a provided link, there is no increased cost to you. See a work accomplished which none "but" God could effect.