“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10)
This is a really cool verse. It was written in a time of trouble and war. It is not a call to rest – it is a wakeup call. This verse is very relevant for the times we are in right now!
In this verse, God Himself is commanding not only His people to cease striving, but He is rebuking a restless and turbulent world. He is telling His people, “WAKE UP! SNAP OUT OF IT! STOP FEARING!” He’s telling His people toacknowledge who He is and be in awe!
He is telling His enemies, “QUIET! Stop fighting Me, lay down your weapons, surrender and acknowledge that I AM the One and only victorious God!”
In this time of uncertainty where fear is manifesting exponentially, we must wake up and snap out of it! “BE STILL!” Stop. Take a step out of the hectic pace and panic of society. Take this time of “social distancing” and cultural shutdown to get in His Word, meditate on the attributes of God, pray and communicate with Him, acknowledge who He is. Sit in awe in His presence, under the shadow and protection of His wing (Psalm 91). He promises to protect us in times like these.
I encourage you to use whatever social media avenues are available during this time to reach out to your church and to your departments. Zoom, Facebook Live, Facetime, etc. are all great ways to continue to communicate!
God’s enemies, including this virus, will be defeated!
Continue to pray for one another. Continue to communicate with one another. It is important for us as Chaplains to stay connected any way we can!
Please let me know how I can be praying for you, your family, your church, and your department!
All glory and wisdom and power to Him!
Midwest Chaplain Network