Psalm 46:10 - Communion with God - part five - Comfort in Distress.

Psalm 46:10 - Communion with God - part five - Comfort in 

Psa 46:10 (KJV)  Be still, and know that I am God: I will be 
exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 

We must individually hear Him speaking to the heart. When every 
other voice is hushed, and in quietness we wait before Him, the 
silence of the soul makes more distinct the voice of God. He bids us, 
"Be still, and know that I am God."[2 PS. 46:10.] Here alone can 
true rest be found.  And this is the effectual preparation for all 
labor for God.  DA363 

Is there any note in all the music of the world as mighty as the 
grand pause? Is there any word in the Psalms more eloquent than the 
word "Selah," meaning pause? Is there anything more thrilling and 
awe-inspiring than the calm before the crashing of the storm, or the strange 
quiet that seems to fall upon nature before some supernatural 
phenomenon or disastrous upheaval? And is there anything that can touch our 
hearts like the power of stillness? 
For the hearts that will cease focusing on themselves, there is 
"the peace of God, which transcends all understanding" (Phil. 
4:7);"quietness and trust" (Isa. 30:15), which is the source of all strength; a 
"great peace" that will never "make them stumble" (Ps. 119:165); and a 
deep rest, which the world can never give nor take away. Deep within 
the center of the soul is a chamber of peace where God lives and 
where, if we will enter it and quiet all the other sounds, we can hear 
His "gentle whisper" (1 Kings 19:12). 
Even in the fastest wheel that is turning, if you look at the 
center, where the axle is found, there is no movement at all. And even 
in the busiest life, there is a place where we may dwell alone with 
God in eternal stillness. [Streams in the Desert by Cowman] 

In the hour of distress, you cannot hear the answer to your 
prayers. How often has the answer seemed to come much later! The heart 
heard no reply during the moment of its crying, its thunder, its 
earthquake, and its fire. But once the crying stopped, once the stillness 
came, once your hand refrained from knocking on the iron gate, and 
once concern for other lives broke through the tragedy of your own 
life, the long awaited reply appeared. You must rest, O soul, to 
receive your heart's desire. Slow the beating of your heart over 
concerns for your personal care. Place the storm of your individual 
troubles on God's altar of everyday trials, and the same night, the Lord 
will appear to you. His rainbow will extend across the subsiding 
flood, and in your stillness you will hear the everlasting music. 
George Matheson [Streams in the Desert by Cowman] 

"Do Not Quench the Spirit"; The voice of the Spirit of God is as 
gentle as a summer breeze-so gentle that unless you are living in 
complete fellowship and oneness with God, you will never hear it. [In His 
Time; My Utmost For His Highest re 1Th.5:19]