Psalm 46 speaks of a time of turbulence and upheaval, of fear and uncertainty. The psalm begins, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, and the mountains tremble at its swelling.”
Perhaps this is a time of national calamity—a terrorist attack, a devastating hurricane, or widespread financial collapse. Or it might be a time of personal calamity—the loss of a job, betrayal by a spouse, the death of a loved one, or a diagnosis of cancer. At all of those times, hear the voice of God saying, “Be still, and know that I am God.” This is not a time for activity and noise. This is a time for stillness and silence. This is the time to be quiet enough to hear the still, small voice. At these times, be still and hear the voice of God: Know that I am God. Know that I am the Almighty. Know that I am the infinite and eternal. Know that I am God and I rule the universe. Know that I am the sovereign God and nothing touches you that does not first pass through my hands. Know that I am God and I am bigger than your disaster. Know that I am God and I can see you through the valley. Know that I am God and I will be with you, right there beside you. Know that I am God and I will have the final word. Know that I am God.
When the earth collapses, when your world falls apart, be still and know that God is an ever-present help in trouble. Be still and know that God is God.
Taken from YouVersion devotional