“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
In this Psalm it first directly quotes the words of God. Be still. This is a concept that is easily forgotten in our culture. So much life, chaos, trials, and temptations prevent us from stepping back and being still. This gives us an opportunity to remember who God is. God is God. This simple truth has such a huge impact. We can hold fast to God’s steady hand and let go of our fear and anxiety. Because God is God, he is sovereign over all and he is our fortress.
This is so amazing and astonishing and because of it God will be exalted. God’s glory is demanded. Over the nations and over the earth God will be glorified for his constant and steadfast nature.
But God isn’t something that cannot be reached. The LORD is WITH us. The God of hosts who is over everything, is WITH us. Jesus has offered us powerful protection and security. His steadfastness to us has been shown powerfully through the Old Testament. The God who rescued his people from slavery is our fortress. How comforting and amazing that is.
This Sunday as we sing about the steadfastness of God’s refuge, be still and know that he is God!
Teach my song to rise to you
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on you
Jesus, you’re my hope and stay!
Songs this Sunday:
A mighty fortress is our God
Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor
Lord I Need You
He Will Hold Me Fast