Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cease striving

"Cease striving and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10 (NASB)

Or "Be still, and know that I am God." (NKJV)

The Hebrew word that is translated "Cease striving" or "Be still" is 'Raphah.' What a great disposition for us to have toward God. The word means:

to sink down, to sink, drop, to relax, withdraw, idle, to let drop, abandon, refrain, forsake, to let go, to refrain, let alone, to be quiet, to show oneself slack

So chill, would ya? :) Relax, give yourself some slack, let go, stop struggling, cease striving, be still, abandon yourself to God... lighten up and know Him.


  1. Thank you, I woke up listenig to God this morning about being in a state of peace or being relaxed. This was perfect and made it seem so much more understandable. I will chill:)