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Golden Stillness and Silence!

Verse for Today: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Psalms 46:10 –
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

When we know our God intimately to understand His deeds in this world to accomplish His purpose, it ought to cause us to be still and confident about His power and leave all our concerns for Him to handle. Such deep faith in Him takes away our apprehensions and helps us to put our total trust in Him. It gives us the challenge to watch what God is doing around us and marvel at the demonstration of His power. When we are stuck and unable to go forward because of the seeming turmoil around us, we will come to the realization about our nothingness and surrender our concerns to the Lord. It would then be the best to lay the matter at the feet of our Lord. He is the God of the impossible and knows how to turn things around for the good of His people and for His glory. Perhaps what goes on around us might not immediately work for our good, but as things evolve we will see how God turns things around in dynamic and dramatic ways to make it for our blessing. When we see His hands in the turn of events in such dramatic ways, it would make us marvel at Him and His mighty power and cause us to exalt Him in our hearts and among the people around through our testimonies. Thus when things unfold in an amazing manner according to His will, we would have no way other than praising Him for His wisdom, knowledge, power and strength demonstrated in our situations. So if we see our situations utterly hopelessness, it is time for us to leave it to the Lord and remain silent. We can always take the rags of our lives and leave it at His feet for Him to make something beautiful out of it. Admitting to the Lord our incapability stems from our full trust in His power to straighten our situations out. Trusting the Lord to be able to handle it in the best way and submitting it to the Lord comes from our realization of the glory of our Lord. His glorious power makes us dumbfounded and stay silent before Him.

Dear friend, have you come across situations in your life when there is nothing you can do to change it? How often have you found yourself totally helpless in your complicated situations? Perhaps you are facing such a crisis right now! If you realize that you are helpless, perhaps it is the right time and place to put your absolute hope in the Lord and wait for Him in silence and watch how your situation unfolds. When your situation is in the hands of the Lord, He will take it and reshape it in the best manner and put it back on the track. If you try to handle it on the basis of your finite knowledge and wisdom, you will make a greater mess of it. Of course, there will be pressure from our souls to do something about it impetuously. But it is wise to hand it over to the Lord and leave it with Him because He is the Master Designer of human lives and situations. He knows what is best for us in each situation and will reshape us and our situation if we let Him. But if we meddle with it while He is working on it, we would cause more damage and delay and end up in complicating it further. We are called upon to be silent and take our hands off our situations. We are to surrender and crucify our impetus to do something and watch in silence with great expectations for the Lord to act in our situations. When we hand over the steering wheel of our ship to Him, we can relax and wait for our Heavenly Anchorman to take us through the wind and the waves to the cape of good hope. This will cause us to praise Him and exalt His holy name. So let us be silent before the Lord and take our hands off our lives and allow Him to take us through His plans and programs.

Psalms 116:7 – Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.

Thought for Today

When we take our hands off our affairs, His hands will start working for us.

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