Like other creations of God, man has a self-preservation quality. He often hides, fights, runs away, or even takes drastic actions to get out of immediate danger. Although it is the natural course of things, God sometimes wants man to go against his impulses and be still even in adverse situations. Why?

It is a matter of trust. When a person begins trusting God, he will begin to understand that it is He that fights his battles, protects him, and cares for him more than he does for himself. In several instances in Scriptures, God calls for people to “be still and know” that He is their God.

What are other Bible verses that talk about being still?