31 Days · Fightin' words · Right Thinking

A Time To Be Still

Be Still and Know I am God.

Fightin’ words come at me from every direction, especially with the election weeks away. 

Who needs a break from the noise and the battle before another week begins?


What if for today we honored our commander’s orders and rested by honoring a day of Sabbath?

What if we were still enough to know the God of verses 1-9 of Psalm 46?

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.

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 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.

Today be still and know God.  Today resist the urge to fight your battles and find answers for all your problems and questions.  Take refuge in Him.  Know the God who will be exalted in the earth.