Be Still and Know that I am God

Psalm 46:10 These are words proclaimed by God unto His people many years ago and to the world today. I chose this painting of mine which I recently completed to humbly attempt to punctuate His proclamation. I’m choosing this to be first in my series of paintings in which scripture verses are being linked with my human efforts but with the solemn and obedient recognition that any effort of man will fall short of God’s glory, but with the earnest desire to honor and serve my Lord with all my heart, all my mind, with all my soul and with all my strength. God is to be first. God is to be first in our heart, mind, body and soul, God is to be first in our seeking of knowledge, in truth, in our rising up and our lying down. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. He is the creator of all that we know and of all that we will never know. His magnificence is beyond our scope of complete understanding but sufficiently enough for all to esteem the brilliance and radiance of all that He is both in power and in His mercy. So in His saying, “Be still and know that I am God”, He is first and foremost displaying His power and authority, His complete sovereignty over His creation, that no power is greater than Him. But at the same time, with the very same statement He is proclaiming to all His people who humble themselves to Him as Lord, that He is also a God of great mercy, full of love and forgiveness. “Be still,...and know that I am God.” Words of comfort to ease troubled hearts and to remind them of His presence and that He is in control, even when they may not recognize or understand the reasons and circumstances amidst the trials of life.