Sunday, August 06, 2017

Stillness in the Strife

"God is our Refuge and Strength, a very present Help in trouble… Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:1,10).  "My son, keep thy Father's commandment… for the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life" (Proverbs 6:20,23).  "The Word of God is quick, and powerful… and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart… Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:12,16). 

In times of trouble and of strife,
We have a refuge in our God.
In every season of our life,
He guides us with His staff and rod. 

The Lord commands us to be still
Amid the strife and the commotion
To hear His voice and do His will,
Though mountains fall into the ocean. 

The Word of God is powerful,
A sharp discerner of intentions,
A sword dividing heart and soul,
A light reproving false inventions.

With stillness, Lord, we seek Your face 
Above the strife and confrontation.
We draw near to Your throne of grace
And find Your mercy's consolation.  

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