God is Our Refuge and Strength

Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

The book of Psalm calls upon people of all nations to worship God with reverence and joy. No matter what troubles we meet, whether from earthquakes, floods or wars, or in today’s time we see the pandemic of COVID-19, the person who trusts in God is not overcome by them.

The economists of the World states that this economic crisis will be bigger than Great depression of 1930, the financial crises will impact bigger than 2008.

My friends, but the person who trusts in God is not overcome by them.

Every new year brings us 365 days of uncertainty. Every new day brings us 24 hours of uncertainty. But every second of every hour of every day, God’s presence and power in our lives is available to us. What does the future hold?  It really doesn’t matter, 

The book of Psalm 46 was Martin Luther’s favorite Psalm. During the dark and dangerous periods of the Reformation, Luther would turn to his trusted friend Philip Melanchthon and exclaim: “Let’s sing the 46th Psalm, and let the devil do his worst!”  It inspired his great hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.”  

Israel’s people had heard of God’s marvelous acts in the past; now they have seen them with their own eyes, The citizens of Jerusalem are proud of their city, but they are prouder still of their God who has preserved it.

God is for us as a place to which we may flee for safety; a source of strength to us in danger. 

The book of Psalm 46 verse 1-3 The word “help” here means aid, assistance. The word “trouble” would cover all that can come upon us which would give us anxiety or sorrow. The word rendered “present” means rather, “is found,” or “has been found;” that is, he has “proved” himself to be a help in trouble. The word “present,” express the idea, that He has always “proved” himself to be such a help, and therefore, we must confide in him. It was true in the most eminent sense that God had always been found to be such a helper, “therefore,” there was nothing to fear in the present distress. 

We must know that if God is our refuge and our strength, we don’t need to fear. People can you know come around with all kinds of doomsday notions and prophecies, but it shouldn’t stir us. It shouldn’t worry us. I wouldn’t blame God if He did shake off my business into the Pacific Ocean. And I think He would be justified in doing so. But my trust is in God, always. Now, I don’t care where life takes me, we can’t really escape. We can’t really run from danger. Face it, living is dangerous. No matter where you are you are surrounded with danger, and you can’t really hide from danger. What you can have is the security of God, no matter what calamity or catastrophe may befall. Your life can be hiding in Christ,

I remember December 2016, when Government in India imposed policy of demonetization, I had started a business in Construction Industry as I had a passion to start my own Shipping Vessel operation for Oil and Gas business, I had a government contract order of $11 Million. I lost business, I lost respect, I lost credit worthiness, I joined a job in 2017 at a small grade and salary which I use to get in 2013. God gave me a chance to renew in 2018.Since God has been generous to me, I teach people to be generous.

As I said we can’t really run from danger. Face it, living is dangerous. No matter where you are you are surrounded with danger, and you can’t really hide from danger.

This Pandemic has taught us to think back of the glorious Kingdom Age where they will beat their swords into plow shears and their spears into pruning hooks, and they will study war no more. The glorious thousand years of peace upon the earth as we dwell together in God’s glorious kingdom. Living together in that glorious age, where righteousness covers the earth as waters cover the sea.

Oh, what a glorious anticipation we have of that, neat time. Living on this earth, rejuvenated for the glorious kingdom of Christ.

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Just be still. Know that God is going to work His purposes. The day will come; He will be exalted.

Let Us Pray

We need to know that what we have received comes from you – Father. We thank you that when we give, you are able to meet our needs, meet more than our needs. You are able to meet the needs of others and bring glory to your name, so we surrender all and give it to you.