Friday, May 04, 2012


Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.


This thought has been on my mind as I look at our families, our communities, our nation and our world. It is found in Psalms 46:10-11. Read with me.

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

So many of us face things today we never dreamed of in our lifetime. Some of you are taking care of your aging parents or family member, this is done with love and care but it does drain everyone involved. Some of you have children that were so sweet when they were growing up and you wonder where you went wrong with them today. Your heart breaks as you see their broken families and loss of jobs or even homes.

Folks, maybe you did nothing wrong, maybe it’s just the way our world is today. Everyone is caught up in a tizzy and don’t really know when the spinning is going to stop. Many of you are like my wife who said just today she would take our sons place with his pain and health problems if she could. I’m sure many of you would do most anything to resolve situations your family faces.

But let’s take a look at it, God’s word is plain and hasn’t changed since the time the Assyrian invasion of Judah by Sennacherib in 2 Kings found in this Psalm. Everyone becomes troubled and fearful in situations we face but God still says “BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.”

We face problems and things we just don’t understand. Wars and rumors of wars will likewise continue. But in God we have victory. Let us take time today and everyday to be still and exalt him. In these moments allow God to speak peace to you. He will lead you and guide you. He said he would not forsake us. I know some days we may doubt but doubt leads to fear and defeat.

Lord, help me today to lift my eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help as the Psalmist says in chapter 121. Help me to clap my hands and shout unto you with the voice of triumph as seen in Psalms 47 for the shields of the earth belong unto God; he is greatly exalted.

Oh, my, I can feel his presence as I share with you right now. He is ever near and I’m thankful I serve a great big wonderful God as the song says.
Will you lift up your eyes and your voice with me now and praise Him? Oh, Hallelujah, thank you Jesus for your sweet presence. Thank you for exalting him with me. I pray you are lifted up in Him right now.

In closing I will simply repeat BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD!


“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9

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