"Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth." (Psalms 46:10 NRSV)
An Oklahoma lady named Ruth Andrews had a decision to make. She wasn't making enough as a substitute teacher to stay in the apartment she had been in for a year. She was unsure what to do. She was considering taking a live-in job caring for an elderly woman. The family had not decided whether or not to hire her. One thing Ruth was certain about was that she didn't want to leave her own apartment. She was hoping a job would come up and she would not have to move. Time was short and she was in a panic.

One day Ruth was reading her Bible when she found these words from the 46th Psalm, "Be still, and know that I am God!" It was at that moment that she realized she was trusting people and what they said more than she was trusting God. She was acting as if God had been taken by surprise by her situation and might not know what to do. Reading that verse of scripture she realized how foolish she had been. She saw that it was time to calm down so she could hear God speak to her in her need.

Slow down so that you can hear God!

Dear God, help me to be still today, so that I may more clearly hear you. Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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