When I feel guilty for taking “me” time, I am reminded to be still and know who God is in my life. (Vs. 10) He who multiplies resources for His glory can take care of my cares. Have you been accused of being a pushover? Remember that we are protected by an unmoveable fortress of love (not easily moved but capable of flexing as a bruised reed that cannot be crushed). Have you been targeted by the bully of the playground?Remember that God will be honored among tbe nations (not the bullies). Are the “fires” of others preventing you from your own responsibilities? Remember vs. 1 below (who is our ready help in time of trouble?). Overall, we can rest and be still because we truly know who is God.- Teresa
1 God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come
and the mountains crumble into the sea.
3 Let the oceans roar and foam.
Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! Interlude
4 A river brings joy to the city of our God,
the sacred home of the Most High.
5 God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed.
From the very break of day, God will protect it.
6 The nations are in chaos,
and their kingdoms crumble!
God’s voice thunders,
and the earth melts!
7 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
the God of Israel[b] is our fortress. Interlude
8 Come, see the glorious works of the Lord:
See how he brings destruction upon the world.
9 He causes wars to end throughout the earth.
He breaks the bow and snaps the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”
11 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
the God of Israel is our fortress. Interlude
46:Title Hebrew according to alamoth.
46:7 Hebrew of Jacob; also in 46:11. See note on 44:4.
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