I will be exalted in the earth

I will be exalted in the earth

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10 NKJV

Being a very task focused person, this is one of the scriptures the Holy Spirit often reminds me of.  It is one of my go-to scriptures when I feel myself getting overwhelmed with life’s circumstances.

Be Still worship songs

A couple of worship songs based on this scripture can often help me get to that place of ‘Being still’, Be Still by Kari Jobe and Be Still by Hillsong Worship. They are on my ‘Be still’ playlist!

When I was seeking God on scriptures He wanted me to keep focused on this year, 2019, Psalm 46:10 was one of them. I looked it up in The Passion Translation to help me get a fresh revelation on it …

Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. I am God above all the nations, and I will be exalted through the whole earth. Psalm 46:10 TPT

I will be exalted through the whole earth

Over the years, my main focus when reading this scripture has been the ‘Be still, and know that I am God,’ with me speaking to my mind, telling it to settle.

But last week when I read this scripture from The Passion Translation’ I felt that God was directly speaking to me from the last part of the verse ….  ‘Wendy don’t fear the future for I am God above all the nations, and I will be exalted through the whole earth.’ 

I am… I will

As I read this scripture I had this overwhelming sense of God’s power and authority on this earth. That despite what people say and do, He is and always will be the God above all nations, and He will be exalted through the whole earth – as unlikely as that seems today.   Romans 14:11 came to mind.

Just as it is written: “As surely as I am the Living God, I tell you: ‘Every knee will bow before me and every tongue will confess the truth and glorify me!” Romans 14:11 TPT

Which is then followed by …

Therefore, each one must answer for himself and give a personal account of his own life before God. So stop being critical and condemning of other believers, but instead determine to never deliberately cause a brother or sister to stumble and fall because of your actions. Romans 14:12-13 TPT

Plenty to meditate on there!

But back to Psalm 46:10, where God is declaring Who He is and that He will be exalted. Here is the Amplified version …

Let be and be still, and know (recognise and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10 AMP

Exalt – to elevate by praise; related to ‘glorify’  – to give glory (as in worship) (from Mirriam-Webster)

How do we exalt God in our lives?

So what does exalting God look like in our lives? What does it look like in my life? What does it look like in your life? Perhaps a better question is what does God want it to look like in our lives?

Let’s pray,

Heavenly Father, 

Thank you for the blessing of having your written word so freely available to us. Thank you for the revelation your Holy Spirit provides when we read it with the expectation that You will speak to us. 

I acknowledge that you are God. Thank you for sending your son Jesus to be my Lord and Saviour. Thank you for giving the Holy Spirit to be my counsellor and guide every minute of every day.  

Please help me to exalt you in the way You want to be exalted. Thank you that your grace is always sufficient and your mercies are new every morning. I love  you.

In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

For some more thoughts on God and His sovereignty please visit this post … Our God – Day 1 – Drawing closer to God devotion.

Author: Wendy Robinson

I have a background of working in the corporate sphere, however the past 8 years of living with a child with cancer have impacted me greatly, and have led to me to regularly write and speaking about this horrendously challenging journey. Many of the things I've learnt can be applied to any challenge we face in life, not just cancer. In 2018 I published a book about some of our journey of living with a child with cancer - Childhood Cancer - A survival guide for parents - written by a parent. It includes the practical strategies, tips and checklists we used to during this period to help our family survive this season. More information about my book is available on https://childhoodcancerparentsguide.com If you are planning an event and are looking for a speaker on any of the following topics, please contact me at wendy@wendyrobinson.com.au Living with a child with cancer – strategies for making it through Siblings – helping them thrive when they have a sibling with special needs Marriage – keeping your marriage going during the crisis and then when you are an on-going primary carer Caring for the carer – coping with depression and strategies for good mental health Rehabilitation – strategies for helping a young child requiring physical rehabilitation Writing as therapy – steps for writing your story Building resilience - Adversity is a good teacher – for us and our children Spirituality – where is God when the tough times come Corporate / Business Background For the past 16 years I have worked at Newsletter House in a management capacity, including helping navigate the business through the economic challenges of being a small business hit by the GFC. Prior to August 2003 the majority of my experience was in project-related roles in the banking sector. Particularly project planning, process improvement and project office roles.