Psalm 62:1-8 (TSB)
MY soul's serene when I rest in your arms,
Like no other time.
Peacetime arrives when I switch off my drives
And float in your ocean sublime.
You're where I run to when there's war at my door,
You're where I come to when I just need more -
My security force, my passport to peace.
How come so calm? You're why.
When all the world is falling apart and everything seems to be going crazy how should we act? Most of the time people get swamped under the worlds pressures and get worn down by the world's pressures. But what we should really be doing is calling on God's strength to help us. We should be sheltering in God's awesome presence.
I run for dear life to God,
I'll never live to regret it.
Do what you do so well:
get me out of this mess and up on my feet.
Put your ear to the ground and listen,
give me space for salvation.
Be a guest room where I can retreat;
you said your door was always open!
You're my salvation-my vast, granite fortress.
We know that God is our protector and our stronghold, that he is powerful enough to save us from anything. Yet when the going gets tough so often we forget to go to Him for help. We forget to call on His name for our protection. It should be the case that when everything seems to be falling round our ears and the world asks of us "why so calm?" we are able to respond "He is why".