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Be Still And Know – Part 1

One of the hardest things to do as a Single or married is to be still. Especially in this fast-paced life. 

It seems we just got to do ‘something’. Unfortunately, this ‘ something’ is not always the right, good, or best option. We always think and take issues into our own hands. Unfortunately, we don’t get too far.

I think every single and married person should take time to read the whole of Psalm 46. It is such a beautiful portion of the scripture that offers comfort in whatever situation we find ourselves in.

The Psalm opens by telling us in verse I

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble Ps 46:1KJV

Psalms 46:1 NLT God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.

Psalms 46:1 HCSB God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.  

God is described as a refuge and strength.

God is both a hiding place of refuge from the storms of life and the strength to carry us through whatever the situation is. 

As singles, what is the situation you are in or facing? Is it a delay beyond your understanding? Is it a heartbreak? Is it confusion about making a decision? Is the future so bleak you feel so unsure? Is it a failed engagement with no explanations?

Whatever the situation is, God through the writer of this Psalm is introducing Himself as refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

He is your refuge and strength. That strength could be in the form of wisdom

Remember the Psalm says in another translation, that He is always ready to help in times of trouble.

 The question is are you ready to receive His help? His help is not automatic. 

The police services are ready to help, but until you call or dial 911, you can’t enjoy their help.

As married couples, what is that trouble? Health, financial, Emotional, a cheating spouse, a spouse you just don’t understand?

You have to receive Him as strength and refuge. You can’t enjoy peace amid crisis until you learn to trust and call upon Him for help.

I learned something once a situation is in court, you rest about it. You allow the court to decide, if not you could be charged with contempt of court

Once you have called upon Jesus, leave it with Him. Let Him handle it. 

What most of us do is, we think we are trusting and making Him our refuge and strength, and then we start worrying and trying to handle things in our wisdom and strength.

God’s strength, method, and ways will be different from ours. 

Trust Him and leave the matter with Him.

God bless. We will continue tomorrow by God’s Grace