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Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Each day our mind processes about fifty thousand thoughts; we’re exposed to advertising messages, lured by various distractions in one form or another throughout the entire day. It’s a wonder that were even capable of turning it all off and going to sleep at night. I’ve known people that don’t like silence; they want background noise such as the radio on constantly because contemplative thoughts are perceived as an invasion.

When Jesus slept through the storm and the disciples were terrified the boat would break up and sink, He calmed the storm, yelling “Peace, Be Still” and immediately it was calm and peaceful. I was thinking that the storm is similar to a turbulent mind troubled by the current crisis in our life. Psalm 46:10 doesn’t tell us to know God, it says to Know that I am God and there is a big difference. Knowing that He is God, is knowing that He is in sovereign control of our lives every step of the way. When we realize that we can’t calm the storm on our own, were acknowledging that we are finite and that He alone is infinite.

Our peace does not come from lack of troubles; it comes from the one true living God, the creator of the universe, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and, we are stilled by Him like a small child is comforted in the safety of mother’s arms.

Yes Steve, good commentary. Well, Psalm 46:10 is my absolute favorite verse. I love the Hilsong: Be Still song. "Find rest my soul, in Christ Alone. Know His power in quietness and trust. When the oceans rise and thunders roar, I will soar with you above the sun, Father you are King through the storm, and I will be still, and know you are God!



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Three years ago our church did a weekend study on Hearing God. The program was developed at Southland Church, Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada. We had a whole spectrum of people that were at different levels of relationship with God and I could see many struggling with hearing the Holy Spirit open up scripture for them. Over the years I have found this to be a learning process that takes patience and awareness. Not for everyone! Even though the teaching at this seminar was excellent, my Christian buddy didn’t get a thing out of it. He is a very black and white type of guy and when this abstract is introduced to him he wasn’t able to understand. That may be harsh but even though he tried…..nothing. I felt sad for him because he really was missing out on a dimension of Christianity that is very rich and meaningful. It made me feel very blessed to have this aspect or gift from God.

Psalm 46

Steve, I like what you said about God, “He is in sovereign control of our lives “. If we are anxious about anything we should relax into his peace and genuinely trust him for the outcome of life’s trials. I think I will just listen to Steve Greens, “A Mighty Fortress is our God” and just meditate and exalt all of God’s attributes. Thanks.

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