Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;he lifts his voice,the earth melts.~Psalm 46:6This verse has been riding in my pocket, and stirring in my heart for the past six days.I have worked on committing it to memory. I've studied the key words in their original language. I have meditated and ruminated and appreciated and concentrated and anticipated and investigated but never once become irritated, rather found myself fascinated - by the way God speaks through His Word. And in my sanctified imagination, I see a picture like this:Nations are in uproar. That is, my soul hears threats and howling coming from afar. The menacing noise gets louder and closer. The intimidation grows in ferocity - until my heart can take no more. Then, kingdoms fall. That is, my spirit crumbles under the weight of peril which has been lurking, stalking, seeking to destroy me.But, he lifts his voice. And a thunderous blare as mighty as a hurricane - yet contained in perfect restraint - whispers, Peace. Be still. And, just like that, the earth melts. That is, the terror which threatened to undo me is rendered helpless. The danger dissolves and is swept away - at the command of the One who guards my heart.And I am safe in His keeping.I pray this picture will encourage your heart, as well.