We often hear the phrase from Psalm 46, “Be still and know that I am God,” but how many of us are familiar with the rest of the Psalm?
Rather than a simple admonition to “let go and let God,” as the words seem to imply when taken out of context, this Psalm, which inspired Martin Luther to compose the hymn A Mighty Fortress is our God, reassures us that God is in control of both nature and nations. He is our refuge and strength in all sorts of trouble.
“When waters roar,” as in the recent storms with their destructive flooding, He is there to give us strength to cope.
No matter what the outcome of our upcoming elections, “though nations raged” or “kingdoms are removed,” God is with us and He will continue to use events for His children’s good and for His Glory.
No matter what upheavals and trials come to pass, we must calmly, faithfully cling to His promise.
Though times seem bleak, He is in control, now and always.
“Be still and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted over the earth.”Psalm 46:10