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God Is…

Normally I don’t post an entire chapter but this one is so different…

Psalm 46

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.

There are times of trouble…there are times when it seems things shake your earth and the mountains that you were climbing crumbled into the sea…the ocean foam… it does happen… fear comes…God is here and he is ready to help…the remedy is that there is a river that brings joy that is connected to the Throne Room of God…the city in which He dwells cannot be destroyed and we are in the city…our peace is in the fact that the King is on the Throne…

You hear his voice and the earth melts…

You end wars

Be still and Know I am God…

Today I feed on those words I have served to so many people over the years and simply resolve to receive from them today the strength of the strong Character of God… I choose to be still…that is so tough for this old preacher…

May He be praised today!

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