Friday, November 21, 2008

Be Still and Know that He is God

Ps. 46:1God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
3though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7 The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

8 Come, behold the works of the LORD,
how he has brought desolations on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the chariots with 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 fortress.

The title of this post has been said and sung so many times, but until you're right in the middle of the fray and you know that there is no possible way that you can get through it on your own, it doesn't have quite the meaning.
God is showing me, even right now, what He meant by "unless you become as a child". A child doesn't worry about too much of anything and the reason for that is because they know that their dad will take care of them. I am to not worry about what is going on all around me, but I am to look only to Jesus. If we take our eyes off of Jesus and start to look at the waves, then we start to sink. BUT when we have faith, as a child, and know that our Heavenly Father is carrying us, then we will walk right into His arms.

Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.

Please pray;
For me that I would have faith to trust the One who has been so faithful to me, every minute of the day.
That God would continue His blessing on the families of Priceless Granite.
That I would have wisdom to know what to do and know when to not do anything but wait.

My hope is You Oh God.


Rajesh said...

Dear Chuck,

Hi this is Rajesh from India, i am encouraged by your blog which i chanced while trying to studying the extent of God's goodness.

God Bless you and please be assured of my prayers.


Leila said...

Chuck, we're praying for you and Teresa (that she will be a great helpmate and source of encouragement/wisdom). We're so thankful for you and your desire to glorify God in your actions and your decisions!