Be Still #Bibleverse January 22nd

Today’s Bible reading encourages us to be at peace and look to God.

Be still blog“Be still, and know that I am God!  

I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 46.10


What is this saying to you about God’s relationship with people?

What does this mean to you?  Where do you find stillness?

The verse comes from Psalm 46. Here is the whole of the psalm. Read it slowly and carefully:

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.
The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Come, behold the works of the Lord;
see what desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
‘Be still, and know that I am God!
I am exalted among the nations,
I am exalted in the earth.’
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Finding stillness is sometimes not easy. It can require discipline.

Here is a possible way to find an oasis of stillness. You may like to try it:

Bring into your mind a time when you were still and at peace. When you felt warm, restful or calm. Remember the experience. Picture it, and use your senses too. What did you hear, feel, see … Allow the details to come to your mind, and relive the experience. Let this moment be like a room in your mind and imagination to which you can go whenever you wish. Let it be, for you, a sacred space.


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