Wednesday, February 15, 2012

150 Days of Psalms - Psalm 46

I think one of the reasons I love the song "Made Me Glad" so much is that almost every phrase is taken from a Psalm. There have been many of the Psalms we've read so far that have put that song in my head. This is another one. Right there in verse one ♪ ♫ A very present help in time of need ♪ ♫ is the phrase that ends the chorus.

Be still and know that I am God. The Holman Christian Translation says, "Stop your fighting - and know that I am God, exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth." The Psalmist is talking about how God is the one who can stop wars, v.7 but many have used this verse to talk about the individual (which is all of us at times) who is fighting against God. Or perhaps fighting, striving, against life in general, trying to fix everything ourselves and being so busy doing that we forget that most times we need to BE STILL, QUIT FIGHTING, stop trying to do everything on your own.
Look at the awesome power of God. The devastation He brings is often to get our attention so we see that He is the One with power. He is the one that is exalted. If we would be still we would see that. We would know that HE is God.
What difference will it make in your life today if you stop fighting, if you be still, and know that He is God and He is in control?

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