Be Still My Soul
Psalms 46:10 Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among
the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
What a beautiful verse! It brings to mind images from Psalms 23:1-2 The Lord
is my shepherd I shall not want. 2. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. Its that place where all the noisy clatter of stress and worry are muted by His Still Waters when we allow our souls to be still and wait before the Lord. He is our safe place our refuge. Psalms 46:11 The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. When we are facing hard times and in the midst of trouble we can KNOW for sure that no matter where we are "The God of Jacob" , "The Lord of Hosts" is with us. Regardless of life's troubled sea our souls are resting in Still waters. Earlier in Psalm 46 it gives us an even stronger picture. Psalms 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. The bridge to our song "Be Still" says "Stand fearless He will never leave you Stand courageous He wont forsake you" Fear can't stay in the presence of God Fear can't stay when we praise. When we are still and take time to recall his goodness and the things He has done we find his presence saturates us with Peace and Joy. Dwelling on Who he is and the things he has done brings that calm and stillness even when Koas is all around. Recalling his grace, mercy and goodness we realize just how much we have to praise him for. Psalms 46 goes on to say in verse 4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The Holy place of the tabernacle of the most high. Just as the chorus to our song Be Still says "Exalted among the nations Exalted the God of Jacob is our refuge. Exalted among the nations Exalted a very present help in time of trouble.
He is worthy to be exalted!!! What are some situations in your life in which you need to find that place of Being still and knowing that He is God?
Prayer: Lord you are exalted among the nations Be exalted in my heart please help me to wait before you in all of life's up and down's in every situation let me Be Still so I can hear your voice loud and clear above life's noisy clatter when I am weary remind me of your goodness and all the things you've done. That the God of Jacob is my refuge and a very present help in time of trouble
I praise you O Lord I exalt you and lift you high. In Jesus name Amen