And know that I am God.” Psalm 46,10.
E.C.Peterson,in his The Message translates this:
“Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at Me,
Your High God,
Above politics, above everything”.
We have often heard the words, but do we really listen to its message?
To be silent, to stop our hurried life and really hear the silence. Silence in which the “Still small voice” is finally heard by the prophet. Not in the thunder and crashing noises, but in the quiet.
Do you, as I do, long for silence? In this age of facebook, twitters, texting, piped-in music and noise whever we go, it is really hard to find complete silence anywhere. And the constant noise dulls our ears to His voice. We lose touch, and the result is more and more frantic activity.
There is an incident in 1 Samuel 30, 1-4, where Amalekites dame destroyed Ziiklag and captured women and children. So when David and his men came home, their city was burned to the ground, their families carried away. The report says, “then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept until there was no strength left to weep.” Then we read that “the people spoke of stoning David”. V.6a.
Now this is what caught my attention, “David strengthened himself in the Lord.” V.6b. He did not try to defend, he did not rant and rave, he took a moment to commune with His God. And out of that came a successful plan for the return of their families.
That is what silence is for. In the silence we “know that I am God”. We turn to him, not to frantic activity and human planning, we turn to Him and seek His will. “And He heareth us.”
I do pray you will seek, and find, a place for silent worship and meditation on His Word to strengthen and enrich your soul and find comfort in any time of need.