“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10a).
Sometimes we get upset and our minds spin out of control. Focusing on our problems more than focusing on our Savior is always a bad idea. It was a rough day in the counseling center. The back to back, non-stop appointments for the day seemed to be a relentless day and evening of problems in which many dear people experienced such turmoil. The appointments for the day focused on marital problems, the next on a disruption of fellowship within the church between two people, the next on a suspected abusive situation, the next on a financial crisis, the next on a personal tragedy over which the believer just didn’t recover, the last before supper was a person who was annoyed about the new worship bulletin design. She didn’t like the color of the cover and was coming to “the source” to voice her displeasure. The final two appointments after supper were both family problems, especially with parenting. By 9:00 Pastor Kenward was finished for the day and exhausted. Before he left the office, he sat quietly before the Lord for a few moments to focus just on Him. He wept quietly as he said to the Lord, “You are God. I am not. Oh, how I need You.” He prayed once again, “Oh, how I need You!”
For today: If we focus exclusively on our problems, we will never fully experience being still before the Lord and knowing that He is God.