"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth." 46:10
Sometimes we read this verse as a two part command: 1) be still, 2) know that I am God. We should do both. But I believe it is one command and the result of applying it. "Be still and you will know that I am God".
If we aren't "still" long enough, if we won't be still and wait on the Lord, if we aren't being still and giving Him a chance to work on our behalf, how will we truly know that He is God? How will we see His greatness, His power, His sovereignty, His miracles, His excellence and His might displayed? We won't because He has not been given the opportunity to prove Himself-- we have been too busy trying to do it ourselves.
When we are busy trying to find our own solutions, when we are working at fixing our own problems, when we are constantly trying to make something happen, when we are consumed with working things out, then we aren't, can't and won't know who He is. We won't know that He is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all we can ask or think. We won't know that with Him nothing is too difficult or impossible. We won't know that He has all power in heaven and in earth. We won't know that He is mighty to save and that He sets captives free, opens prison doors, reconciles, restores, redeems, empowers, heals, delivers, strengthens, brings down mountains and calms raging storms.
2 Chronicles 20:17 tells us to be still and see the salvation of the Lord. If we are busy trying to make our own way, then we will miss seeing His saving power and we will miss getting a greater revelation of Who this awesome and amazing God Who loves us is and how great and mighty His power is. In other words we need to -- be still, sit down, shut up, get out of the way, move over and see what He can and will do.
Have a great day. Be still and stop trying to do it yourself, and you will know who God is and what He can do.