Musical Encouragement #16- "Be Still and Know"

The final verses of Psalm 46 tell us to "Be still and know that I am God..." Be still. Two very simple words that are so difficult to obey. In our culture we are bombarded with non-stop calls for our attention. Children cry for our help, cell-phones beep with "important" messages, ads on TV tell us to buy this and invest in that, and of course we have to know the latest on every bit of world wide news from the status of our sports team to the health of our favorite celebrity. It's hard to be still. We have a million excuses to stay busy, but that doesn't change the command of this Psalm. We are to "Be still and know that [He] is God."

I have found great encouragement from the times I've obeyed this command, especially when it was difficult. The busy seasons, the trying times, are the moments we need to remember who really is in charge of everything. As the final verse of this Psalm says, "The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress." I hope you'll be encouraged by this phrase from Psalm 46 put to music.

 

Be Still and Know
by Steven Curtis Chapman

Be still and know that He is God, be still and know that He is holy
Be still, O restless soul of mine, bow before the Prince of Peace,
Let the noise and clamor cease... Be still.

Be still and know that He is God, be still and know that He is faithful
Consider all that He has done, stand in awe and be amazed,
And know that He will never change... Be still.

Be still, and know that He is God
Be still, and know that He is God
Be still, and know that He is God
Be still, be speechless

Be still and know that He is God, be still and know He is our Father
Come rest your head upon His breast, listen to the rhythm of His unfailing heart of love
Beating for His little ones, calling each of us to come
Be still, be still.

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