March 7, 2013
I am listening to this song titled, "Be Still and Know." Here are some of the lyrics:
The Lord is my shepherd I shall not be in want
He leads me and comforts me in the chaos of the storm
His mercy never leaves me
He catches every tear
His promises unfailing in the darkness
He is near
I will fear no evil
You are always there
Be still and know that God is with us
Be still and know He is our refuge and strength
I will not be shaken I will not be moved
For I know that You’re beside me
My eyes are fixed on you
The words printed are not near as moving as hearing the words set to music and performed by a talented singer, but the words stand alone as TRUE. What is it about being still and knowing He
is with us that is so very often, so very hard to do? Probably because in the midst of the storm, it is hard to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, just as Peter found out when he took his eyes off Jesus and began to drown.
One of the key tricks of our enemy, the devil, is to distract our vision, to cause our focus to be on everything but Jesus. The devil will even use good things like loved ones, friends, nature,
etc.—anything to keep our eyes off of Jesus. But one comforting fact that I have found to be true is that, though I have a tendency to take my eyes off Jesus, when I realize that I have and look to set my eye on Him again, He is always right there. I don't have to go find Him. He is not playing hide and seek with us.
Be Still and Know.