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Be Still And Know that He is God

In praying for the needs of our church family and all that has been happening in our world and around us, I feel the urgent need to come before the Lord. I feel like there is nothing I can give or offer, I need the Spirit to fill and guide me. We are nothing and we can do nothing without the Lord. I need to come back to my Heavenly Father, my Good Shepherd, my Counselor and Prince of Peace. As I’ve been reminded of Psalm 46 this week, I encourage us to spend some time to meditate on God’s Word and let Him be the Lifter of our heads. His Words are full of grace and truth, His Words are full of freedom and revelation.

It is so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and especially living in the Silicon Valley, we feel the effects of restlessness, feeling hurried, and our worth becomes defined by our busyness and our performance. This is not how God calls us to live. We are to live fully secure in who we are as God’s children and to be still and know that He is God. May we continue to experience God and His presence in the chaos that goes on in our world, may we seek His face and come before Him just as we are, knowing His redeeming love for us.

Psalm 46

For the choir director: A song of the descendants of Korah, to be sung by soprano voices.

God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear when earthquakes come
and the mountains crumble into the sea.
Let the oceans roar and foam.
Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! Interlude

A river brings joy to the city of our God,
the sacred home of the Most High.
God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed.
From the very break of day, God will protect it.
The nations are in chaos,
and their kingdoms crumble!
God’s voice thunders,
and the earth melts!
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
the God of Israel is our fortress.

Come, see the glorious works of the Lord:
See how he brings destruction upon the world.
He causes wars to end throughout the earth.
He breaks the bow and snaps the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.

“Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”

The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
the God of Israel is our fortress.

 Spend 10-15 minutes on the following reflective questions.

1. How are you finding God as your refuge and strength this week?

2. Offer your fears to the Lord and all that is occupying your mind and heart, give it up to the Lord, surrender it all to God for He daily bears our burdens and His promises are true and never failing.

3. What is God’s promise for you in this season of life? Be reminded of that and declare it daily.

4. What are some ways you can connect with the Lord when you feel overwhelmed, fearful, or stressed?

5. What does it look like for you to be still and know that the Lord is God? Spend some time sitting or take a walk and just praise God for who He is to you.

Praying that through this short devotional and reflective time you will seek and find the Lord. May you hear God’s voice and His words of grace and truth to you today. May we be filled and empowered by His Spirit to be still before the Lord our God.

Pastor Jen