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Be Still And Know That I Am God
Bible Passage Psalm 46
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & book Psalm.

Be Still And Know That I Am God

  • Rev. Bright Mawuena Nfodzo
Date preached October 19, 2022

1 To the Chief Musician. A Song for the sons of Korah. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea,

3 Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains shake with the swelling of it.

4 There is a river whose streams make the city of God rejoice, the holy dwelling place of the Most High.

5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God shall help her at the approach of the morning.

6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were shaken; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8 Come, behold the works of the LORD who makes desolations upon the earth,

9 Who makes wars to cease to the ends of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots in the fire.

10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.


Psalms 46-48 are hymns of praise celebrating victory over a great enemy. Even though the author of Psalm 46 is anonymous, it’s clear that it is a response to something that happened that saved the city of Jerusalem. What was it? Some scholars think that it was when Sennacherib attacked Jerusalem in 701 BC. Sennacherib was the king of Assyria, a strong country and an enemy of Jerusalem. Assyria attacked Jerusalem in 701 BC but God protected the city. One night, 185 000 Assyrian soldiers died through a strange sickness (2 Kings 19:34-36).

The Psalm expresses confidence in God, as a song sang by an entire community. From the Psalm, no matter what troubles he meets, whether from earthquakes, floods or wars, the person who trusts in God is not overcome by them (verse 1-3).

He has an inner calmness, likened to a cool refreshing stream that flows gently from God. The Almighty is still in full control, and He gives strength to His people (verse 4-7).

God’s power can smash all opposition. Therefore, opponents should stop fighting against him and realize that he is the supreme God, the supreme ruler of the world (verse 8-11).

🔷 There’s no need to fear anything/anybody if you have God beside you.

🔷 God is the Creator of everything, and is able to stop troubles and bring honour and blessings

💥 Pray that God delivers you from the storm
💥 Pray for the spirit of patience to wait upon God

We must expressly have confidence in God who is always with us. We need not fear, but rather wait patiently for Him to bring us victory.

In series Bright Morning Reflections