Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Sandhurst

Daily Scripture & Reflection

8 Jan 2021, 10 a.m.
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Daily Scripture

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble;  2 therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the mountains tremble in the heart of the sea.

God is in the midst of her; therefore shall she not be removed; God shall help her at the break of day. 10 ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.’ (Psalm 46:1,2,5&10)

Daily Reflection

Right now, you may be feeling like the Psalmist did: that the earth is moving and the mountains are trembling – that is, the very foundations of your life seem to be shaken; that things are feeling very unsettled in your life because of the uncertainties and impact of the pandemic upon it. But the Psalmist also points to what is still certain in your life: God is your refuge; God is your strength; God is present; God is your help; God is still here.

Amidst all the uncertainties, all the doubts, all the worries caused by: Covid; the NHS at breaking point; Brexit; the Presidential transfer in the US; and democracy seemingly under treat, hold on to this one powerful verse: “Be still, and know that I am God.” Turn to Him, today.

Revd David