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Read Psalm 46


Read Psalm 46

God is our shelter and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
2     So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken
and mountains fall into the ocean depths;
3     even if the seas roar and rage,
and the hills are shaken by the violence.
4     There is a river that brings joy
to the city of God, to the sacred house of the Most High.
5     God is in that city, and it will never be destroyed;
at early dawn he will come to its aid.
6     Nations are terrified, kingdoms are shaken;
God thunders, and the earth dissolves.
7     The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.
8     Come and see what the Lord has done.
See what amazing things he has done on earth.
9     He stops wars all over the world;
he breaks bows, destroys spears,
and sets shields on fire.
10   “Stop fighting,” he says, “and know that I am God,
supreme among the nations,
supreme over the world.”
11   The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge. [1]

Think

“Stop fighting,” he says, “and know that I am God…”
God brings peace to nations and to individuals.  We are so often at war with the world that we’re in, with the people that we love… sometimes it helps to remember that God is God and God is faithful.  Maybe the fights we keep having aren’t worth it.

Pray

Lord, help me not to forget that you’re in charge.  Help me to stop fighting.


[1] American Bible Society. (1992). The Holy Bible: The Good news Translation (2nd ed.). New York: American Bible Society.

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