Monday's Message of Hope

The Stillness of God!
Monday, February 21, 2022 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, dear friend

As I write this, snow falls from a darkened sky, blanketing the ground with a white paintbrush. Too cold to venture out, utter stillness fills the night. Stillness—a quality seemingly lost in today’s world. Computers, cell phones, social media pages all scream for our attention. And most of the time, they get it.

But in his infinite wisdom, God gave us a command to be still. The verse is found at the end of Psalm 46, written by one of the sons of Korah:

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, NKJV)

While the Hebrew root word contains a variety of synonyms for “still,” Strong’s Concordance offered an interesting insight, in that it is very close to the primary root word for “healing.”  A coincidence? I don’t think so. God knows the beginning from the end, and he is acutely aware of the delicate balance of life on the planet he created, including the nations and their governing bodies. As a matter of fact, the entire Psalm 46 seems to be written just for the chaotic hours we are walking out. Yet, the Lord God Almighty calls us to be still.

Let’s honor his word to us this week and choose to be still. Quiet our hearts, our minds. Maybe turn off the world for a few hours or a few days and be still. Listen for his heartbeat. Hear his whisper once again. Rest in the knowledge of who God is.

Below are some questions to reflect and/or journal. Feel free to share your thoughts—I would love to hear from you.

  • Do you struggle being still in God’s presence?
  • How do you respond to God’s command to be still?
  • How will this impact your prayer life?

Have a hope-filled week in the stillness of God!

Penelope Kaye

 

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Evelyn From Hardin At 2/22/2022 12:29:48 PM

I have been asking God to help me to be still in His Presence & hear His heartbeat. Thanks for the encouragement. Have a blessed week.

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Evelyn. I'm glad you received some confirmation! Blessings, Penelope Kaye

Colleen Jacobson From Billings At 2/21/2022 1:37:46 PM

Thanks for this reminder again that we need to be quiet and snuggle into God’s chest. Now I want to read the whole Psalm. YAY!!! I, too, enjoy when these snowy time come and there’s a lot less movement of noisy traffic up and down our street...it’s like God dropped a quiet white blanket over me.

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Colleen. I'm glad you were encouraged with this week's message. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

Linaya L Leaf From Billings At 2/21/2022 10:28:57 AM

When I was working all day and most of the night getting prepared for teaching and grading and taking care of my children, it was hard to find time to be still. Now, in retirement, God is giving me devotional time (2hours) every morning and more at night and time to walk in nature and sing hymns

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Linaya. Isn't wonderful how different seasons of life change our walk with the Lord? What a gift to be able to spend so much time with the Lord! Blessings, Penelope Kaye

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