Do Your Best; Then Be Still
"Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 40:10)
Some Christians are experiencing nervous breakdowns, paralyzing anxiety attacks, and fits of rage that render them physically ineffective and spiritually impotent. They rush headlong, with good intentions, into ministry, family, career, and social ambitions without taking the time to "Be still," forgetting that God is with them every step of the way.
As a result, their frazzled minds and souls seldom experience the Depth of quietness with God that is needed to keep pace with the strenuous responsibilities they place on themselves. God says, "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10). Know that God is your defense, your protector, your provider, your peace. God wants us to find safety and assurance in Him. But we first have to "Be still." Stop the headlong rush, reduce the activities, slow down and smell the roses. Sit still and be silent allowing relaxation to be a daily part of your life.
You must come to the realization that you were not created to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. That's God's responsibility. You were created to do your best with the gifts, talents, and abilities that God has blessed you with. After that, you leave the rest up to God. God is calling us to place a silent trust in His power, His presence, His peace, and His alone. Therefore, starting today, with an attitude of stillness and trust in God, "Be still," and know that God is God. Let Him be in control of your daily life and the affairs of the world.