Faith Talk for October 2, 2016

Be Still and Know that I am God

Psalm 46

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song.

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. Selah

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. Selah

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 is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah


Today pastor Matt taught on being still and knowing that God is God. We all have fear. Maybe you call it worry, anxiety, uncertainty, dread, unease, alarm, distress, or apprehensiveness. God tells us that we do not have to fear because He is with us and He is the God of angel armies.

Main Points

  • God is very present
  • We will face trouble.
  • We must not put our hope in government or men.
  • Jesus laid down his right to sing this psalm so that we could sing it forever


  • Name one of your greatest fears.
  • Share a story of a time when you faced trouble and how you responded?
  • Think of a way that you can “Be Still and Know.”


Pray together with those in your home. Thank God for always being your refuge and strength. Ask Him to reveal fears in your life that can take your eyes off Him. Commit to finding time daily to, “Be Still and Know.”

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