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Don’t Just Do Something; Stand There!

Today’s reading: Psalm 46:1-50:23

My selection: Psalm 46:10-11

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

My reflections: In the midst of trouble, such as wars or floods, our natural human default position is to forget who God is and to be overcome by fear. We easily lose sight of the fact that God dwells in a stable, unmovable place. As nations rage and kingdoms totter, His voice melts the earth. He brings wars to cease.

We easily forget that He is with us.

Instead of frantically running in all directions, God tells us to “be still, and know that I am God.” He still rules over all. The trouble around us is just another opportunity for Him to be exalted among the nations. It is just another opportunity for us to re-learn that the Lord of hosts is with us. The God of Jacob is our fortress.

My challenge: Think today of the peaceful calm that reigns in heaven, around the throne of God. Consider how God is present in the turmoil of your life. Let Him be exalted in your heart, mind, and words.

Tomorrow’s reading: Psalm 51:1-57:11

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