Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Be Still

"Stand still," my soul, for so your Lord commands:
E'en when your way seems blocked, leave it in His wise hands,
His arm is mighty to divide the wave.
"Stand still," my soul, "stand still," and you will see
How God can work the "impossible" for thee,
For with a great deliverance He does save.

Be not impatient, but in stillness stand,
Even when surrounded on every hand,
In ways your spirit does not comprehend.
God cannot clear your way till you are still,
That He may work in you His blessed will,
And all your heart and will to Him do bend.

"Be still," my soul, for just when you are still,
Can God reveal Himself to you; until
Though you His love and light and life can freely flow;
In stillness God can work through you and reach
The souls around you. He then though you can teach
His lessons, and His power in weakness show.

"Be still"--a deeper step in faith and rest.
"Be still and know" your Father does know best
The way to lead His child to that land,
A "summer" land, where quiet waters flow;
Where longing souls are satisfied, and "know
Their God", and praise for that He has planned.

~from Streams in the Desert, June 20

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