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Still

Psalm 46:10 contains the popular and quite useful piece of scripture:  “Be still and know that I am God.”  Today I am going to remember that.  Be still.  Still.  Also, I am going to live in expectation of hearing from God, because He has been speaking to me BIG TIME lately.  Like, I am planning my next tattoo and this past week I settled on Psalm 46:5 – “God is within her, she will not fall; God is with her at break of day.”  So, in church yesterday Pastor Brandon says, “I’m going to read Psalm 46, because this wrecked me a while back and I seriously could teach on this for a year.”  I was like, !!!!  I mean, JUST LOOK AT MY PSALM 46 IN MY BIBLE:

psalm 46

I was like, !!!!  I was debating for a few days about talking to my pastor about stuff that’s going on with me.  Halfway through the service I was like, “Nah, I’m cool.  I got this.” (Famous last words.)   And then he started reading all of Psalm 46.  I was like, “Okay God, I am totally listening.  Gotcha.  KTHNXBYE.”  So after church I was talking to him about this stuff that is going on with me, and, among other things, he reminded me to be still.  Be still and let Him fight for me!  I finally had it driven home to me (even though you “know” things doesn’t mean that you really KNOW them) that the Lord saw all this coming, and He has already forgiven me, and He is with me.  Steadfast and never-changing and loving me as much as ever.  Even when I fall, I can live in total expectation of hearing His voice, seeing His face, and learning His Truth.  Praise the Lord.  That gives me the strength I need to do the things I want to do, and courage to do what I need to do.

Psalm 46[a]

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth.[b] A song.

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, “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 Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.