Sunday, January 15, 2012

Be still and know....

worn and tattered fragments of yester year
so few traces of the peace and joy I hold dear
disbelief and disillusionment with an ounce of fear
oh my God, How did I get here

I fight and I fall; lock myself in away from it all
but oh how seclusion lies, brings no relief to a tormented mind
I twist and I turn; will I ever honestly be able to say that I have lived and I have learned
Broken free from my doubt and all these insecurities that fight to define me now

My defenses, they want to run high
who will I blame this time for feeling gun shy
compelled to run, compelled to hide
hell bent on no one seeing me cry

All these voices, they shout at me
but yours; whispers in monotone, steady and stable
the voice, the voice of a savior?

I can hear it; faintly without straining
if I quiet myself and focus on the words that you're saying
All heaven help me now, keep me from interjecting
Silence me of all the contrary utterances that are formulating

Psalm 46
1 God is our refuge and strength,
   an ever-present help in trouble (time of need).
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
   and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
   and the mountains quake with their surging.[c] *  Selah

 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
   the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall;
   God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
   he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

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

10 “Be still, and know that I am God...

* Selah- according to the Amplified, to pause and calmly think about.

Study Notes taken from "The Full Life Study Bible"
46:1-2  This psalm expresses trust and confidence in God during a time of instability and insecurity.  (1)The power and ability to face the uncertainties and adversities of life are found in God. "Refuge" pictures a shelter from danger, indicating that God is our true security in the storms of life.  "Strength" refers to his might when battling the things that come against us and includes his energy that works powerfully in us and enables us to overcome obstacles in life.(2)The end result is that he is "an ever-present help in trouble."  He is sufficient for any situation and never leaves our side: thus, we need not fear.
46:4 God's "river" is the continual flow of his grace, glory and power in the midst of his faithful people. It flows from the throne of God and constantly refreshes believers... The most significant blessing of this river is that it brings God into the midst of his people.
46:10 Be Still.  The Hebrew here can also be translated, "let go," i.e., quit holding on to things that keep you from exalting God and giving him his proper place in your life.