46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
46:2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
46:3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. Selah
46:4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
46:5 God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns.
46:6 The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.
46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD; see what desolations he has brought on the earth.
46:9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.
46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.”
46:11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
Fear is a common enemy among the heart of a believer. Satan is always on the prowl looking for ways to infiltrate the peace that we have in Christ. As Christians we need to stand firm on the promises of God that everything is under His control. This Psalm speaks to God’s strength being present in times of trouble. This means that when we face a situation that causes fear, God is right there ready to gives us the tools we need to combat whatever it is that is taking away our source of peace.
God’s word says that He gives us HIS peace, it is something that the world is not able to offer us. His peace trumps any fear or doubt that we face and attacks the enemies schemes to bring us down. This Psalm speaks to how God is in control of this entire universe. From the storms, rivers, and the rulers of this Nation God has covered it all. His hand lead and guides every event that takes place and because of that promise we have nothing to fear.
The Psalmist states that the earth melts under the voice of the Lord. Literally, the voice of God created all things when He called them into being. The God who spoke things into existence, is the same God who is our rock and salvation. If the Lord who melts the earth with his voice is on our side then who can be against us?
When times are difficult do not forget that it is just a season. God will see you through it and He will guard you in the storm.
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