Podcast #328: “Peace Be Still” by Hope Darst

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

The Bible says God is not a God of fear. The Bible says that God is not a God of disorder, but of peace. It is the peace of God we need, but it is the Prince of Peace who must rule in our hearts and minds to defeat fear. God brings healing through His Word and that is what we will be exploring using Hope Darst’s song “Peace Be Still” as a point of inspiration.

We see God calming the waves in Psalm 107. Let’s explore it together!

On this week’s episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Following the cross reference
    • Reading in context
    • Read repetitively
    • Start with God
    • Compare and contrast
  • The 30 Day Music Challenge – ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE HERE
  • The story behind the song – YouTube
  • How God’s peace isn’t a promised feeling or state of mind, but a Person — and we meet the person of Jesus Christ in the revealed Word of God
  • Getting inspiration from our lyrics that lead to Mark 4 and then following the cross reference to Psalm 107 – Psalm 107:29
  • Understanding the genre of Psalm 107 to help us read it properly
  • Ditching the “what’s in it for me” mentality and starting with God
  • Comparing and contrasting the four types of redeemed and where God gathered them from
  • How all four types of people described in Psalm 107 got to the bottom of life and cried out to God – Psalm 107:28
  • The call to wisdom in considering the steadfast love of the Lord – Psalm 107:43

Check out the official lyric video of our song on YouTube below.

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Weekly Challenge

Heed the call of the psalmist and choose the wise way. Spend this week considering the steadfast love of the Lord. I recommend staying in Psalm 107 and reading it repeatedly and then using the pattern laid out in the podcast to compare and contrast the different types of redeemed. 

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