Guest post by Steve Austin, www.graceismessy.com
We hear this phrase repeated often, especially in Christian circles.
“Be still.” What does this phrase mean to you? Be confident? Be calm? Be self-assured? Be stable? Be consistent? Be constant? Be determined?
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
If you continue reading in this particular Psalm, one thing is clear: the contrast between “the nations of the Earth” and the peace that we have when we trust in the sovereignty, knowledge, and deliverance of God.
When war rages in your home.
When there are tossed seas in your marriage.
When your job security teeters and totters on the brink of destruction.
When your children war against you.
When your friends turn out to be enemies.
When, in all of your humanness, your emotions get the best of you.
Take it easy.
Take a deep breath.
Close your eyes and rest your weary head.
-Steve blogs @ www.graceismessy.com
Steve Austin is a professional sign language interpreter, portrait photographer, singer-songwriter, worship leader, speaker, avid blogger, husband to Lindsey, and Daddy to Ben Thomas and Caroline.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Steve loves his Southern heritage and enjoys the countless adventures of raising his two young children, and learning more and more about independence and living in-dependence upon God each day.