Difficulties that we face in life are often compared to storms. When cancer hit my life, the storm analogy often came to mind. One friend reminded me, "He sees the storm from the other side;" and another friend gave me a beautiful mug with the words, "Be still and know that I am God."
Before my first surgery on September 8, Pastor Schlagel read Psalm 46. "God is our refuge and strength...We will not fear...though the waters thereof roar and be troubled...There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God...Be still and know that I am God."
The name of this website has a double meaning. First, God commands us to "be still," whatever storms we may be facing. Second, while living on this earth, we are still in (remain in) the storm.
Whatever storm you may be facing--whether it seems large or small to those around you--take confidence in the certainty that God gives peace in the midst of the storm!
The following poem by Amy Carmichael, written in the front of my Bible a number of years ago, speaks of stillness in the storm:
Thou art my Lord Who slept upon the pillow,
Thou art my Lord Who calmed the furious sea;
What matter beating wind and tossing billow
If only we are in the boat with Thee?
Hold us in quiet through the age-long minute
While Thou art silent, and the wind is shrill;
Can the boat sink while Thou, dear Lord, art in it?
Can the heart faint that resteth in Thy will?
"Be still, and know that I am God..."
- Psalm 46:10