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Some of the most difficult things for me to do is keep quiet, let someone else take care of things, and wait. I am a very impatient person and having to wait, especially not having any part in the outcome of things, is hard. But it seems like time and again God is speaking some very particular things to me. I’ve heard it in preachings, in scripture, in music, during prayer, and from friends. Over and over again, I keep hearing the same messages; things will work out,  it won’t be by your hand or power but by God’s. I’ve heard that it’s going to take a miracle of God and I need to trust Him and wait. Most recently, and on several occasions, God has spoken a scripture into my life, specifically the first part of it. Psalms 46:10, simply says, Be still and know that I am God. As I contemplated those words I thought about the fact that right now, I have so much on my plate. In my personal life and my work life, there has been so much frustration and stress. The anxiety, exhaustion, and heartache I’ve been experiencing have been overwhelming at best. Although it feels pretty dark in this deep valley that I find myself in, somehow God keeps speaking to me and giving me just enough strength to hold on, even if for just one more day. As I read the words in the scripture that I feel God keeps leading me to, I decided to look up the meaning of the words in the dictionary as well as in the Hebrew translation. This is what stood out to me. Be still: To cease, slacken, hold back, stop, be quiet. To know: (that I am God): To understand as fact or truth, to comprehend, attain, acknowledge.

Again, this is a very difficult task that God has asked of me, but I know that I can find comfort and peace in His Word. I am doing my best to let God do what He is going to do while I quietly wait. As I wait, I will continue to acknowledge that He has my best interest at heart, even when I don’t understand. I felt impressed to write some things down that I know about God. When I am feeling overwhelmed, I have these truths and promises in His word that I can look to, and I have the beautiful blessings of God that I have personally experienced. 

I know He is my hope, my joy, and my Peace. And I know He is my comforter when I am feeling restless. I know that He is my shield and my buckler. And I know that He is my refuge and my strength and that when trouble comes my way He helps me. I know that He has been faithful to me and He has never left my side because He loves me. I know He is the bestower of grace and mercy and forgiveness, and He has been so patient with me and shows me His compassion every day. I know that He doesn't want anyone to be lost and I know that He will break the chains and tear down strongholds that have my loved ones bound! I know that He is the One True God and the only God of Heaven. I know that He is the One who is, who was, and who is to come, and I know He is coming soon. I know He keeps His promises. I know He has every one of my millions of tears, and someday He will wipe my tears away. I know He hears and answers my prayers. I know that as I wait on Him, He is leading me, and guiding me, for He is my Salvation. God continues to speak into my life, give me hope, and strengthen me. When my world is falling apart I will remember that He is my world and He has everything under control. I may never know why things work out the way they do, but I do know that no matter what happens, I still trust Him with my heart and with my life!

Romans 15:13

John 14:18

Psalm 91:4

Psalm 46:1 

Psalm 9:10

Psalm 86:15

2 Peter 3:9, Psalm 107:14

Isaiah 44:8, Isaiah 45:5

Revelation 1:8, Revelation 22:12

Hebrew 10:23

Psalm 56:8, Revelation 21:4

1 John 5:14-15

Psalm 25:5

Proverbs 3:5-6

Even when your world seems upside down
Be still and know God

Stop, be quiet and listen. Encourage yourself in the Lord,  lean on all He has already done for you, and have hope in all He will do for you.

Come, be encouraged through His word!

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