Day 5 – Do Not Fear: God will be Exalted
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
This verse’s meaning is simple, yet it merits immense and joyful proclamation. We are commanded to be still and know that our God is the one and only God in existence. He is the God of the entire universe and all that is within it. He is the God of the weak and broken. He is the God of the nations and cultures that fill the world. He is the God and Creator of those who acknowledge Him and even those who do not. Our God is God over all that exists.
Knowing this, we are told to be still. We are not told to go out and prove that God is God. We are not called to act a certain way so that God can be the God of all creation. We are not told to say certain things to create a space for God to be God.
Nothing we can prove will make God any more or less God than He already is. His presence and existence is all the proof that is needed. Nothing we can do will cause God to be more or less worthy of the title “God” than He already is. Nothing we can say will convince God that He is God. Apart from anything we do or say, God is already fully and completely the God and Creator of the world, the beginning and the end.
It is because of this truth that He will be exalted among the peoples and the nations of the earth. Scripture promises that in the end, all nations, tribes, tongues, and peoples will worship God in the heavenly realms. This promise from Scripture is an unstoppable train, screaming down the tracks, heading toward a beautiful, complete, and restful destination. All these things will come true, no matter what happens on the way there.
Be still. God will be exalted. Have no fear because these things will come to pass. Nothing in the world can stop them. Everything that happens in between now and then pales in comparison to the reality of God’s promised eternity.
God is who He says He is, no matter what we do. So let us be still, in awe of the character, majesty, glory, and wonder of the fullness of God.
Action Step: Read Revelation 5:11-14. How does this inevitable eternity cause you to look differently at your fears and worries? Take a few minutes to pray, thanking God for His faithfulness to His promises and the promises He has made to be with and in us always.