Be Still and Know That I AM God

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Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength,
    a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
    though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
    though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Come, behold the works of the Lord,
how he has brought desolations on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the chariots with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

When you feel overwhelmed by the difficulties of this world read Psalm 46 and be amazed!  Find your refuge in God even if the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the sea.  When the nations rage and kingdoms trotter, when the evil one prowls around you like a lion, when trouble is upon you, just remember that the Lord of hosts is with you.

But most of all, when you find yourself cornered by trouble and grief, be still.  You must maintain your composure under pressure because you have special revelation about who God is.  The sons of Korah proclaim the message of the Almighty for you: “Be still and know that I am God.”

The One who can stop a world war can ameliorate your situation, whatever that is.  It may be physical or psychological illness, troubled relationships or stress at work.

In the day of trouble just run to safety.  Run and hide in the fortress that is the God of Jacob.

And be still and know that He is God.

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