God is our refuge and strength, a very present[b] help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. 6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. 7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah 8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. 9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. 10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Your meditational thought for today is from Psalm 46. It is not until we begin to understand that no matter what, be it the tempestuousness of nature or the threats from nations, God remains the constant source of our protection. He alone is able to hide us in the storms of life. Whenever we face whatever comes our way, He is the reason we are still here.
In my lifetime I have lived through all kinds of threats that were seen and unseen, but God has kept me through all of them. Why? Because He is our refuge, that is, He is our shelter in the time of the storm or disaster. He is able to shield us from the destruction that occurs during the onslaught of disaster. He is the reason we are not overwhelmed by the doom that seeks to destroy us.
The reason we are not consumed is because of His love and devotion to His own. Verses 10 & 11 says, “The LORD of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.” God’s omnipresence is always with us. Therefore, He is able to defend us against all threats. Take courage in the fact that He is God and then be still and have the peace that comes with knowing who He is. God bless you.
Pastor James Moore, Jr.