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Day 17 -a psalm to read every night

psalm 46

This psalm has been stalking me for a couple of years.

So this year I have decided to read it aloud every morning and every evening.

There is one verse stuck in the middle of it that shouts out My One Word for 2016 – PAUSE


I truly believe that this is an End Times psalm.

A psalm that will take on special meaning and comfort as this last age draws to a close.

The distant rumblings of a World War Three are started to swell.

We need hope to hold onto.

We need to speak out what is true in the midst of turmoil.

We need to experience the stillness and peace of God now so that we will know how to live well in the coming days.

Psalm 46

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


There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

the holy habitation of the Most High.

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;

God will help her when morning dawns.

The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;

he utters his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord of Hosts is with us;

The God of Jacob is our fortress.


Come, behold the works of the Lord,

how he has brought desolations on the earth.

He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;

he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;

he burns the chariots with fire.

“Be still and know that I am God.

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!”

The Lord of hosts with with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress.


Dear God,

Please be more stillness.

Help me to KNOW that you are God today.

In the name of Jesus, Amen, so be it.

I would love to hear how you discover God in your messy real everyday life too – please leave a comment

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