Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.

Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see the works of the LORD,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the ends 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 will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."

The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Despite all this external chaos and internal disorientation--and I'm writing this as a thunderstorm brews--we are called to be still before the Lord. He reminds us multiple times in this passage that He is with us, He is our fortress, He is mightier than the forces of humanity and of nature. He is guiding me through this time of transition, while I am stateside for 2 months.

"Our God is greater
Our God is stronger
God you are higher than any other
Our God is Healer
Awesome in power
Our God, Our God"

"and if our God is for us
then who could ever stop us
and if our God is with us
then what could stand against"

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