Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. 4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. 6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. 7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Are you in trouble? If we could be honest for a moment, I feel safe to say that we all can answer yes to some degree to this question. The world all around us is in trouble. Indeed trouble is in the land called earth. But, in spite of the trouble, regardless of what is going on in the world, God declares on today that He is our strength, our refuge and our present help in the time of trouble for all those who call upon His name.
Troubles that are describes in this text is the roaring of the waters and the shaking of the mountains. The word “roar, is a word meaning tumultuous. A word that describes something being shaken in a violent manner, crushed or destroyed. Even in this great turmoil, God declares to you and I on today that He is still our refuge, strength and a very present help. Trouble is no match for our God! He is the Great “I AM” AND NOTHING TOO HARD FOR HIM!
Though the test, trials and stresses of life may toss us back and forth like a raging sea, though circumstances, disappointments and uncertainties find us each day, though our hopes and dreams sometimes appears to be the opposite of what we expect them to be, God is! Scripture declares in vs#4 that there is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the most high. God is in the midst of her and she shall not be moved.
Whatever it is that you are going through this morning, God is with you and He is able and willing to help you. Call on Him!
Oh what great peace, comfort, confidence and assurance God gives us on today. He is letting us know that regardless of where we may find ourselves on today, we can trust Him for He is indeed our refuge, our strength and our very present help in the time of trouble.
Because God is our refuge and strength Vs#2 says “therefore we shall not fear. In other words, there is no need to fear or worry for God is with us. He has taken up residence inside of us because we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Our bodies are the temples in which He dwells. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
God in peace on today Saints. God is with us! It is time to bounce back from trouble!
Remember:God is a very present help in the time of trouble.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being a very present help in every situation in our lives.
Are you in trouble? Call upon the Lord for He promises to hear and answer your prayer.
I love you all with the love of Christ.