God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Rush to get to class. May we be still in His presence and cease from all our strivings... and be at peace in His company – Whom to know is life eternal. Christian Counseling & Educational Services They hurried to do all they could to save themselves, but at last they awakened their Master and cried for help. We'll email approximately once a fortnight and you can unsubscribe at any time. He tells us that in the worst of times we must stop hurrying and stop worrying. What if we just opted for peace? “Paul is writing from prison, after nearly 30 years of working with and walking with the Lord Jesus. Even Jesus commanded wind and rain to be still (Mark 4). In spite of her active involvement in world missions, she eagerly serves in her local church. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. I want to know you through suffering and I don't want it the easy way Lord, I want to know it the hard way.’ He begins to realise that ‘Lord I don't just want to know you the way in which the world knows you, I want to know you through the power of your resurrection’. That means no permission is needed as long as you credit this Ministry-To-Children.com in the final work. Dear Jesus, I’m thankful it is my soul You love, rather than my appearance or performance. Just as running requires work and vigilance, Christian life involves sincere effort. “As this story from our team in the Philippines shows, people have come alongside children living in extreme vulnerability, they’ve taken a step to sponsor a child and provide them with critical support during this pandemic, and long term stability for the future.”, “Please keep the Asia region in your prayers. Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertakeTo guide the future as He has the past.Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake;All now mysterious shall be bright at last.Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still knowHis voice who ruled them while He dwelt below. Last week, Marcia Montenegro of Christian Answers for the New Age posted on Facebook, about this “Daily Hope” from Rick Warren.In it he distorts the meaning of Psalm 46:10, a frequently abused verse. Psalm 46 is a great comfort during times of challenge. So put away the watch and the calculations. Mark 4:39 And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. Nicole Johnson (you may remember her from Women of Faith) shares her story of going from feeling overwhelmed and out of control to finding calm even in the middle of chaotic circumstances. Pray for our staff as they fulfil their responsibilities. Use this special collection of prayers to lift up your children to our loving Heavenly Father. “In the midst of a war, a situation of crisis, Psalm 46 verse 10 suddenly turns and God starts speaking and says, ‘Hey You!’, ‘Be still and know that I am God. God Is In All the Days. Rush to get to class. Child development, Child sponsorship programme, Coronavirus, Poverty. As students, we are constantly running from one thing to the next. I am a runner. Are we fighting this pandemic with fear, with our knowledge, with what the media tells us, with what our neighbours tell us, with what our church groups tell us and our colleagues at work tell us? Just be. Devotion: Psalm 46. 211 Carlisle Street Yet what God desires most is us. Reluctantly, I reached for my phone on the bedside…, Raising a family is a rewarding calling. It calls us to trust God who is sovereign. Tune in to our online event to hear an informative update on what sponsored children and their families are facing during the Coronavirus pandemic. Bad Days. ‘step back, open your eyes and acknowledge who I am and let me be God’. Copyright © 2005-2020 Compassion UK, RELEASING CHILDREN FROM POVERTY IN JESUS' NAME. Many of us are fixers. The amount you hear from God is up to you. That’s why I have instructed you to trust in Me, not in your understanding. Available as an electronic PDF download or as a paperback. Jun 1, 2020 | Church News, Community. Recently, I was completing a workout with some friends, and one of my fellow runners was discussing strategy. Psalm 46 reminds us that when we feel unsafe, scared, or unprotected, we can run to Jesus and rest in the presence of His perfect protection. It is spoken by God and written as a personal expression to His people. "Be still, and know that I am God. This is not about knowing about God, which all of us are good at. When all was quiet Elijah heard from God. In other words, here we are holding onto our lives and holding on to our everyday circumstances and we are holding on so tightly because the world is going so fast. 10 Stop, and know that I am God; I will be exalted in the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Silas Balraj is Compassion’s Vice President of the Asia Region. Bad Days. “Even during these challenging times, I have seen God’s hand of provision amongst the children we work with in Asia. However, He’s not going to force His way into your life. Almighty God, in this busy chaotic world, help me slow down long enough to see Your greatness and hear Your voice. Leaning On Jesus It’s easy when you download Every Teenager’s Guide to Growing in God. You can rest because He is busy… To wait, biblically speaking, is not to assume the worst, worry, fret, make demands, or…, I, the Lover of your soul, understand you perfectly and love you eternally. Policies | The people of God had refused to heed Elijah's message to turn back to God, and Queen Jezebel was determined to take his life for the spiritual work he had done. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Running is in some ways rather an odd passion: it requires vast discipline and sacrifice, yet yields minimal immediate visible results (minus the black toenails). — Psalm 46:10 reads the sign on God’s waiting room wall. Find a moment where you can sit and listen to God. Pray they won't get tired of doing good. “I wonder today whether you and I are fighting this pandemic? Psalms 91 - Finding Our Rest And Healing, In Him Contributed by William Akehurst on Mar 31, 2020 | 3,466 views. And pray for the children in Asia, many who are part of families who have lost even the little they had.”. The Lord passed by Elijah in a great destructive wind, then in an earthquake, and finally in a fire; however, the Lord did not speak to the prophet in any of these. When we know God with our heart, we know that He is sovereign, we get to see his glory, we get to know His Majesty, we get to feel His power, and this leads us to be in awe of Him. Denomination: Apostolic. If you've enjoyed this reflection on Psalm 46, you may also be interested in: • A Psalm about comfort: a reflection on Psalm 23• More verses to help you 'be still and know': Bible verses about peace, WORDS : Compassion International, Silas Balraj. In a time of great danger, distress and depression, he longed to die. God Is In All the Days. It isn’t always easy. Be patient, be still and let me do my work. Learn how your comment data is processed. Yet at the conclusion of the Psalm we hear God speak, "Be still and know that I am God." And the wind ceased, and there as a great calm. 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