Be still and know

Week beginning: 9th February, 2020 | By John Head | Brighton

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear…."

Psalm 46:1-2a (NIV)

Dover Castle, with its great Norman keep, stands on top of Castle Hill overlooking the town and ferry port far below. Additions were made to protect against the French in Napoleonic times with an underground hospital and operations centre built during the last war.

It has never been breached.

The Psalmist reminds us that God is our refuge and strength – an idea used in more than one Psalm (see Psalm 62) – therefore we will not fear.

Later in the same Psalm we are exhorted to "Be still and know that I am God".

It is good to take this Psalm to heart. When you get into your workplace this morning, and before you switch on your computer and get involved in the often frantic pace of a lawyer's life, why not be still, and reflect on the refuge God provides, especially in times of trouble?

Unlike the man-made castle standing proudly on the hill above Dover, we have something far better – a heavenly fortress as an ever-present refuge in times of trouble.

Prayer Points:

  1. Praise God that He is our refuge and strength.
  2. Pray that God would help you to be still this morning.
  3. Consider situations this week where you may need peace, and commit them to the Lord.