“We need to lay before God what is in us, not what we think ought to be in us.”

We sometimes take charge of our own lives and define ourselves the way we believe we should be seen by the world but often our efforts are not effective. God then does something simple but amazing that changes everything, proving to us that all we needed to do was be still and have faith that he has a plan for our lives.

There’s no doubt God has a master plan that supersedes our best intentions. God can use anything to fulfill His will.

Sometimes, it is those moments of complete silence and inaction that God uses to work his plan in your life. Psalm 46:10 very simply says, “Be still, and know that I am God!” It’s not surprising that earlier in the chapter, the writer says, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble” (46:1).

Have you considered how God might be working in your life at this very moment—even as you read these words?