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Psalm 46

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song for Alamoth.

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.

10 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 of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge.

To be still and know that You are God…being still is one of the most difficult things. I want to do something, finish something, complete something…and yet there are times when You simply call on me to be still. Today as I listen to this song and read this psalm, it’s a great challenge for me in this busy world. I need to slow down and simply spend time with You – not to be asking, interceding, or planning. I must simply come, sit quietly, and wait on You. Thank You for this reminder today. You are my refuge. The greatest statement of that today isn’t in my words – it’s in my actions.