Be Still

The message of Psalm 46 has always been current information. The very week I’m writing this, it still speaks with authority and brings comfort, hope and encouragement. Whatever swirls around us, we can remain confident because Jesus Christ has already won the victory. “Be Still” is a brief but powerful exhortation — and promise. Enjoy the song video, then come back for more on God’s victory.

It’s not all about me

Quick. Make a list of all the things Christians are supposed to be and do. Read the Bible, pray, love, be kind … patient … longsuffering … serve others … witness … watch your mouth … edify … forgive — ALL this and much, much more. No end of sermons can, are (and probably SHOULD be) preached on what we need to be thinking and doing. Amen?

The first and great commandment

A lawyer asked Jesus “which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.” What a wonderful truth!

God first. There’s plenty given for us to do, but through it all we need to remember this is God’s place we are living in. Our eyes and hearts are fixed on Him from whom we get our purpose and provision. Psalm 46 is timeless — and timely. Read it and notice how much God does and notice what we are given to do.

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.
Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

Deliverance has history

Remember the children of Israel? Behind them, Pharaoh’s chariots and slavery. In front of them, the Red Sea. Above them, God Almighty. With them, God’s prophet Moses saying “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.”

We know what followed. What huge deliverance for God’s people! What awesome and sudden destruction of the enemy!

There are seasons when evil seems to be winning and there is nothing more we can do. God sees and His hand is not shortened. God says “ENOUGH!” and seas part. Are we in such a time? As we continue to do ALL WE CAN for God, what a joy, what a comfort, what a CHARGE to us to remember we are NOT IN THIS ALONE. Remember — “be still and know that I am God”! We’ve read the book. Evil does not win, and we have reason and confidence to believe it can end suddenly in our day and time, too.

Can we say AMEN?!?

God bless you lots!
-Dale R.


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LYRICS: Be Still

Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am God.
My children look to Me;
My peace I leave with thee.
Be still and know that I am God.


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3 Replies to “Be Still”

  1. Cathy Anne Reichel

    Timely scripture – wonderful song! Thanks for reminding us that hurrying and being busy gets us no brownie points with God!

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    1. Dale Reichel Post author

      Cathy, thanks for your note. It is such a simple song, small enough to carry with us wherever we go. God bless you lots! – D

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  2. Julia Witchard

    Good afternoon Mr Dale, AWESOME, YES LOVE 💘 OUR FATHER WITH ALL OF OUR HEART ,MIND, BODY AND SOUL, THAT’S THE MOST AWESOMEST AND MOST GLORIFYING COMMANDMENTS IN THIS UNIVERSE, AND TO LOVE 💘 OUR NEIGHBORS AS OUS SELF, BECAUSE IT’S NOT ABOUT WHO WE ARE ,BUT ABOUT WHO HE IS, BE STILL AND KNOW THAT HE IS GOD, STAND STILL AND SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD…U HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD..THOSE ARE SOME POWERFUL WORDS….WE MUST LOVE 💘 EACH OTHER AND NOT JUDGED EACH OTHERS, BECAUSE OUR FATHER JESUS HAS ALL IN HIS HANDS…HE AND HE ALONE IS TO BE HONORED AND GLORIFYIED..WISHING U AND YOUR FAMILY 👪…… A MERRY XMAS. , FULL OF LOVE 💘 💕 AND JOY AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

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