Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Psalm 46

This morning when I woke up, I felt led to read Psalm 46. I have been blessed by it and hope to thoughtfully meditate on it all through the day. I pray it will bless you as well

1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.

5 God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day

6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

7 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

8 Come and see the works of the LORD,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.

9 He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear,
he burns the shields [b] with fire.

I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."

11 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Psalm 46 (NIV) Capitals and italics mine.

Father today I thank you for pressure, I thank you for deadlines and submission dates. I thank you because they all work to reveal the strength that you have given me. I thank you because they help me to realise that it's never been about me but about you working through me. I thank you because it teaches me to be still and know that you are God. Be exalted through me O lord in Jesus name.

Trials don't come to kill, they come to reveal...


DiAmOnD hawk said...

Thank you for this post Believer
I also will try to meditate on this today... it speaks to certain situations i'm in at the moment..

Believer said...

@diamondhawk: Thank you too, these days i'm learning to meditate on what i'm grateful for

Anonymous said...

i loved this. it is about God working thru us, enabling us to attain excellence. not by power, or by might but by his spirit.

sweetie, it is well indeed,.


simeone said...

thanks for sharing this..i myself have been meditating on heb 12..with extra attention on verse 28..its so intersting,,.
the joy of the lord is ur strength..

Jaycee said...

Every time I read this Psalm, it blesses me...

"...He breaks the bow and shatters the spear..." Nothing is too hard for Him, even the heavens are a witness to this. One of the Psalms says, "His creations speak of His glory." And another says, "They speak with one language" (could be the same psalm). In conclusion, I'm in awe of God.

THIRTY + said...

In conclusion I am thankful for the blog family who love God and share the treasures of his word on blogs and comment sections.

The reach and impact of it we may never fully be able to comprehend.

Cheerio, Believer and keep shining.

Believer said...

@anon: Thanks o, i was so glad i spoke to you yesterday,i'm better now

@simeone:amen and amen

@jaycee: loved your last post, we should be

@30+: For some strange reason, i feel like giving you a big hug, mwah, mwah

KAM BABY said...

Ok, Nice inspiring post, but wat exactly does SELAH mean?

Remi, United Kingdom said...

I love this psalm! I have a song from the first verse, which I was thought when I was a little girl :-)
Kam baby Selah means (think about it - it means to pause for a minute where its inserted and think about what u just read). God bless u believer .x