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Still and Certain

Dear Redeeming Grace,

I've been continuing to think about Dave's message this last Sunday and the encouragement that God always accomplishes his purposes, whether we engage or disengage opposition, as the Lord leads.

Thinking on this brought to mind a familiar verse from the Psalms, one that we often only focus on the first half of. The verse is Psalm 46:10. The first part says this:

"Be still and know that I am God."

That is certainly a great encouragement on its own -- to wait patiently, and without worry, because God is God. But I love what the Psalmist adds right after, still part of verse 10:

"I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!"

Just as God always accomplishes his purposes, he will always be exalted. This too can give us courage and comfort as we face opposition. Whether God leads us to engage or disengage, we can be still, and certain, knowing he will exalt himself and accomplish all his will, as the sovereign King in whom we rest.