processing Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God.I memorized it when I was young and still appreciate its wording. But I was especially struck by the wording in the CEV and I read it to our group:
Our God says, "Calm down, and learn that I am God!I like this wording. It helps me to think of the two commands as processes rather than single cognitive events.
"Calm down" speaks clearly to me. I'm a frenetic person, working and thinking more than I need to. It is difficult for me to relax, but God tells me to "calm down." He knows that is good for me.
And the CEV wording also helps me realize that the fact that God is God is not simply something for me to know, but something that I can learn. Learning is a process. God understands, I think, that we often don't understand or know things right away. It takes time to learn them.
I'm in process and I like to learn that God accepts our being in process.