Be Still
Helen Dowd

Psalm 46:10- "Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen. I will be exalted in the earth."

"Be still and know that I am God...." Sometimes that's hard to do.
My days are filled with busyness; my mind's all in a stew.
I don't take time to seek the Lord; I don't take time to pray.
The problems of my personal life crowd in upon my day.
I think that I am in control. I don't need God right now.
In fact, I haven't time to spare. I'll muddle through somehow.

I say, "Tomorrow I'll take time to really contemplate
upon the things that really count: to know my Lord so great.
But just as I arise to pray the phone begins to ring,
Or someone calls, or from the mail some other problem springs.
So once again my time is filled with pressures here and there.
I tear my hair and breathe a sigh. "I have too much to bear."

But then one day the Lord says, "Stop! It's time to take a break."
I try to crawl out from my bed, but I begin to shake.
"Oh, no!" I cry. "I can't be ill. I have no time to spare."
It's then I hear my Lord at last: "My child, you know I care.
Be still and know that I am God. I will take care of you.
If you will let Me, I will help arrange your life anew."

"Be still and know that I am God:..." It's always hard to do.
But God has promised in His Word that He will see me through.
I must take time to seek the Lord; I must take time to pray.
I must allow God full control. I need Him every day.
He'll be my Refuge and my Strength. On Him I will rely.
He's promised to be with me. He's always standing by.

Helen Dowd

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