The Bible contains wisdom sayings. Chapter after chapter, we find poignant pointers on how to live life. Hymns of faith can do the same thing as the words direct our thoughts to how we might live.
The editors of the Glory to God Hymnal suggest a connection between this hymn and…
Be still and know that I am God.
The hymnwriter talks about instances in life (the cross of grief or pain) and the changes that may come, and the assurance that God will sustain us.
I remember seeing a little wall hanging years ago that said
“Life is not a problem to be solved
But a mystery to be lived.”
Sometimes it is enough to trust in the Lord with all our heart, to be still in our soul and know that“God undertakes to guide the future as surely as the past.”
Help me to still my soul in your presence today, dear God, so I can remember what you have done, listen to what you plan, and trust that you will keep me as your own. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.