Has your day ever been so busy that you just wanted to take a time out? Who am I talking to? Lol. I think every caregiver has felt that way at one time or a hundred. :-) The day can become so busy as it unravels around us. Sometimes, we just need to call a time out.
I wonder if that's what the psalmist was doing when he penned Psalm 46. He reminded himself of numerous truths, beginning with God being a very present help in times of trouble. He reminded himself to not fear in the second verse because God is still present. In verse 7 and the closing verse of this powerful psalm, he says, the God of Jakob is with us. Perhaps he was whispering it to his broken soul. Maybe he was grasping at peace. Maybe he was just taking a time out from his hectic, fearful surroundings to remind himself that God was indeed with him.
One of the coolest things about Psalm 46, though, is that it changes from third person: God is here, God is with us, He is near, to first person, seemingly randomly. Verse 10 switches to first person. Be still and know that I am God. That voice is the one that, even as it remains silent, shatters fears, doubts, and circumstances.
Today, I'm taking a time out to remind myself that God is still God. I can't imagine this day getting much more hectic, but I'm sure it can! Whether it remains at the crazy level or bumps up another notch, I will cling to this truth - God is still God. My heart will be in time out today, meditating on the nearness of God no matter how fast or slow circumstances and situations change. My meditations will be on how God is present. He is a present help - in trouble. I'll encourage my own heart to cling to this truth today as I trust Him for one more day. Will you join me?