Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side.
Earthquakes are a powerful reminder that not even the earth beneath our feet can be trusted. Something that we take for granted—the solidity of the ground we walk on—turns out to be based on the false assurance that our world is permanent. As Christians, we know that is not true, but as humans, we tend to forget. The only things that last are the invisible things behind the mere matter of creation.
In every change He faithful will remain!
If there is anything that we should count on, anything that we should take comfort in, it’s the fact that God is. He is the origin of all things, their sustenance, and their end. “It is He who made us,” says the psalmist, “Not we ourselves.”
Be still my soul; thy best, thy heavenly friend through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
When the world shakes around you and earthly knowledge falters, when friends forsake and lovers leave, there is One who is permanent. Hold to his hand that never changes.
Be still my soul; when change and tears are past, all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
That’s something to think about.
Here is a beautiful arrangement of Be Still, My Soul by BYU Vocal Point.