“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)

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (I Peter 5:7)

Sometimes we have such a warped and weak picture of God, at best. More often, our thoughts about God are simply flat-out wrong! (I might hastily add that the reason for this is that we are unfamiliar with the Bible and therefore, with the God who wrote it)!

The picture of being “still” is very fascinating: The root meaning of this word is an eye-opener – – it speaks of relaxing. In other words, are you ready for this? – – God says, “RELAX, I am in control of every detail in this universe!

But there is even more to this word – – in the original Hebrew (the Old Testament was mostly written in the Hebrew language, not English) – – the causative form is used. So, what does that mean? It simply means that we should cause ourselves to be still and relax! GOD is in charge, and we need to have the full knowledge of His sovereign control over this world!

Ok then, how does one cause himself to be relaxed when all is coming unglued around us and evil seems to prevail? It’s simple – – place your TRUST in God and in God alone! He alone gives the peace you need to sleep at nights! You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength. (Isaiah 26:3–4)

In the second passage or verse recorded above, we are to cast all our cares upon Him! Here’s another most wonderful teaching: To cast all our cares upon the LORD is the picture of someone who throws his saddle on his horse.

This picture tells us to throw ALL our heavy loads upon the MIGHTY GOD who knows that we are not capable of carrying the “saddle” by our own strength and ability. It’s too heavy and God offers to carry and care for ALL our burdens!  WOW! So, I conclude with a simple formula:

TRUST plus TRANSFER equals TRANQUILITY! Now go back to Psalm 46:1 – –

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)

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