I think we all can picture the scene where someone is attempting to say something and the person they are trying to communicate with does the shut-your-mouth hand close-your-moutb puppet gesture and is saying bzzzzzzt!
And ever utterance is quickly interrupted with an emphasised hand puppet and bzzzt!
Oh man did you hear abo-bzzzzt! I just rea-bzzzzzzt! But I- bzzzt! Um-bzzzt bzzzt bzzzt!
Psalms 46:10 (NIV): "Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
Being still and knowing that God is there, is POWERFUL…
God isn’t showing off when He says that He will be exalted by nations and by the earth… Here, to me at least, He is saying, hey… I got this… I’m here to support you… And for YOUR sake take a bit of time and ground yourself in knowing that I! I!, Me up here in heaven! Me who died sent my son to die on the cross, Me, I, who conquered SIN, who walked the earth…
That yes, you who are downcast, you who have battles with all those negative thoughts flying around in your mind, you who ache with every fiber saying you are useless, unworthy, unwanted, good for nothing…
Psalms 113:7-8 (NLT): He lifts the poor from the dust
and the needy from the garbage dump.
He sets them among princes,
even the princes of his own people
God is saying… Just come here for a moment… Be still with me… Like a newborn baby lies against theirs mom’s chest to again hear her heart beating again in reassurance… Just come… Come and get so close that you can find peace… The God given peace…
For every argument you start to say I’m going to say Bzzzt! To every “reason” Bzzzt! To any thought that interferes Bzzzt!