Saturday - October 8, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: Psalm 46
Every few years my wife and I get the opportunity to travel to Lake Tahoe, Nevada to spend a few days together while I speak at a conference. One of our routines is to take the four-hour trek around the lake that goes up into the mountains. We always enjoy stopping on the side of the road to take a few pictures of the crystal blue lake that is surrounded by the rugged terrain. In my opinion, that is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet. It reminds me just how powerful God is to have created such a stunning place. It boggles my mind even further that He is desperately concerned about my specific needs. We truly serve an awesome and powerful God. The psalmist said, “Be still and know that I am God.”
That word “still” is very interesting. On the surface, it seems to mean pause and reflect as we might have done on our drive around the lake. However, in Hebrew, the word has more depth to its meaning. It means, “to slacken, to forsake, grow weak.” Although it is beneficial to pause, “be still,” and reflect on God’s greatness, the verse really means for us to let go of control. To “ be still” is for us to “let go and let God,” so to speak, allowing Him to have control of our lives. We should take comfort in knowing that the same God who created the world wants to be in control of our life.
Application: If He made Lake Tahoe, consider what He can do for you.