Be still and know that I am God
It’s easy to lose perspective when facing uncertainty, fear or dread. Our brains can zero-in exclusively on our problems. That’s why regaining perspective is so important. Perspective is about seeing the bigger picture and right-sizing our problems.
Psalm 46 is about regaining perspective when it feels like your world is coming undone. Perhaps that is why it is often read during times of personal, national or global upheaval. It reminds us that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (verse 1).
It is also well-known for this instruction from God: “Be still, and know that I am God.” But what does it mean to “be still”? And how does that help anything? Inner stillness flows from a growing knowledge of who God is and what God is doing.
This sermon explains Psalm 46 and the importance of perspective, even when facing uncertainty, fear or dread.