Being still in the midst of chaos

by Justin Gardner
| March 27, 2020 1:00 AM

We live in a world today that seems to never stop. We always have something going on, or at very least something on our mind that we know we have to do later.

Between work, relationships, church events, family gatherings, bills, preparing for a baby to arrive, or any of the hundreds of other things that go on, I have found how easy it is to become completely overwhelmed and at a loss for handling it all on my own. Praise the Lord, because that is the very moment where we don’t have to; for it says in Psalm 46:10-11 ““Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.” Or as I like to read it, “Relax son, I’ve got this!”

For we have such a loving Heavenly Father, that when we call upon His name, He will answer! We have been created from the beginning with the breath of God in our lungs, and therefore have the authority of His voice to tell the storms to be calm, to tell the mountains ahead of us to crumble.

And so at the risk of sounding political I leave you with this, no matter the president, He is still God, no matter the media, He is still God, no matter the panic set forth based on yet another illness outbreak be it big or small, our God, is still God, and calls us to simply be still and trust in the mighty name of Jesus.

Justin Gardner is senior pastor at River of Life Fellowship in Sandpoint. He can be reached at 208-255-7111 or .