“Cease striving and know that I am God.” ~ Psalm 46:10 (NASB)
“The word we read as cease is sometimes read be still, let go, return. But the first way, the original way, is a verb that means sink.” ~Emily P. Freeman in A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live
From the Blue Letter Bible, the Hebrew word is raphah, and includes meanings like sink, relax, sink down, and drop as well as other words like abandon. In the KJV, it’s sometimes translated as fail.
“Fail and know that I am God,” ~Emily P. Freeman
Several of our 2012 Haiti team navigated the rigorous and rocky descent (with the help of local Haitian family members who scramble up and down with ease) to the water below our guest house. A couple of our crazy men forsook fear and threw themselves with abandon into the sea. I took this video.