Be still, and know that I am God.
On June 19, 1865—nearly two and a half years after President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation—General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce that the slaves were free.
Today you can watch—in real time—the signing of an Executive Order in the Oval Office, a firefight in Syria, and a missile launch in North Korea.
This environment of media bombardment intensifies the need for times of quietness devoted to thinking and praying.
Psalm 46 reminds us that God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble (v. 1); that we need not fear (v. 2); and that the Lord is with us (v. 7). Don’t let the blaring noise of instant news drown out the soft music of those reassuring truths.
“Be still and know that I am God” (v. 10).
Before you confront your day,
consult your Father.