I woke up at 4:30 this morning and here we are at 7:22am and I still can't sleep. So after tossing and turning, sitting up and stretching, and finally getting up and eating leftover pizza, I decided to utilize this time to pray.
I found myself praying for someone very special in my life who has a lot of pretty large burdens on their shoulders right now. I first started to pray for specific things in this person's life to turn around, go better, lighten up, and then God calmed and focused my heart to pray for something different. He wanted me to pray for my friend to sit and stop.
The Lord in His word says, "Be still and know that I am God." Why does He say that? What does He mean by that? And....? Why doesn't he just say "Be still and know that I've got your back? Be still and know that everything will be okay?"
Friends, the fact that this sentence is phrased the way it is in Psalms 46:10 is extremely important.
He means that the most valuable thing you can do is to stop, sit, and intentionally know that God is our provider because he simply cannot not be. No matter how hard and crazy our lives can get swirling around us with today's agenda and tomorrow's deadlines, the Lord remains Love.
My prayer for my friend, for myself, and for all of you out there is that we might first and foremost believe that God is, and then seek to find His face. The more you intimately know who the Lord is, the more those burdens lose their might.