“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.“
Ecclesiastes 3 speaks about many times and seasons. There is a time and season to every purpose under the heaven.
And yes, sometimes there is a time to just be still. To be silent, to be at peace, and to know that He that searches the heart knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Often our minds are so busy and our thoughts so distracting that we simply cannot hear the still small voice of our God. Many times we are so entrenched in our own way of seeing things or handling situations, that we fail to give Christ the reins and allow Him to lead us beside still waters and to make us lie down in green pastures.
It is in these times that He is able to restore our souls and to lead us in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. And, although it be against our fleshly nature not to try and make our way out of the valley of the shadow of death, if we just allow Jesus to lead us, He will not only comfort us but will actually prepare our way, anoint us to go in that way, and set goodness and mercy to follow us all the days of our lives, whether in the valley or on top of the hill. How Amazing!!
You see, sometimes we may just need to be still to allow the very nature and spirit of Christ in us to intercede on our behalf. Furthermore, we need to know and stand still and secure in the infallible truth that, all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.
So today, just be still, let Christ intercede on your behalf, and know that He is God.
Additional scriptures for reading:
27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.