From Mom: Psalm 46 Revisited
Mom sent me this by email, and it was so encouraging that I asked her if I could post it. It’s a helpful meditation when things seem out of control and I’m tempted to scramble frantically. Thanks, Mom!
A (Very) Loose Paraphrase of Psalm 46
We can depend on God to be real close when we’re having trouble. Even if the physical earth seems like it’s out of control, we don’t have to be afraid. He has the ability to protect places. And when people-nations seem like they’re out of control, too, God is with us to protect us. Look at what God can do with the earth and look at what He can do with the nations. (And, surely, if He can do it with those things, He can do it in my own life.) So you, you let go. (This has been translated as “Be still,” but this is the only place that word is translated like that. It usually has the meaning of go slack, be weakened, be feeble, leave alone, withdraw, etc. ) Give up control! Turn loose of the reins. Quit striving. Quit trying to be the one in control. “Know that I am God, (and I am in control).” HE will be exalted among the nations and on the earth. God is WITH us and He IS our refuge. Think about that.
This was a comfort to me today.