Since 2017 Be still and know that I am GOD (Psalm 46:10) has appeared to me out of nowhere on countless occasions. I'd see it while reading a devotional, shopping for art, listening to a sermon, browsing the internet, shopping at different stores, or hearing it in a podcast. It became so ubiquitous that at some point I realized: God is TRYING to tell me something. Duh. HELLO! Daily I'm praying and giving thanks to God along with a healthy dose of pleading for my children, when it's abundantly clear He is trying to talk to me through His word. When I became aware of it, I thought, 'ok, be still and settle down'. I worried less.
Last year I saw the home decor sign below in Hobby Lobby on sale. It's been on my list of things to photograph this year. As I was about to write this post, it dawned on me that I should be studying Psalm 46 to learn more about what God is trying to tell me. Doing a quick commentary search I discovered that Be still means to cease striving or simply stop, and in the context in which it's written it means to stop fighting and is directed at the enemies of God's people. From crosswalk.com: The people of God should interpret the command for themselves to read more like: ‘snap out of it,’ ‘wake up,’ ‘stop fearing’—acknowledge who your God is—be in awe!
My journey with God has grown over the last two years as I walk with Him and talk with Him. Now that I've gotten a glimpse of the verse meaning and some context, I will be studying Psalm 46 to gain more insight. I encourage anyone who is battling something seen or unseen to seek God and He will answer you in His own time and in His own way. Glory be to GOD!
105mm | f/7.1 | ISO 400 | 1/50 sec