Author: Caleb Koornneef
As a song of assurance, Psalm 46 is abounding with God’s good news for disheartened people. It is bursting with reminders of the Lord’s sovereignty and provision. While many of the Psalms begin with a crisis, this one starts with a much-needed recognition of God’s power. Without a doubt, the psalmist declares, “God is our refuge and strength.” The Lord is not sometimes a refuge or sometimes a source of strength – He is a strong fortress to all who belong to Him. Not only that, but He is “very present” in times of trouble. God is not distant or disconnected from His people or their circumstances.
Like the psalmist, we need to remind ourselves of God’s faithfulness. Instead of seeking security in countless other ways, we ought to recall that the Lord is our refuge and strength. If we ever doubt this to be true, we need only look to Jesus. Christ Himself left the throne of heaven to be present with us in our trouble. He did not remain distant, but entered into human brokenness so that all by faith might receive forgiveness and new life in Him. By His Word and by the Holy Spirit, God guarantees us that He is always near. Take refuge in Him and rest in His goodness.
Popular posts from this blog
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. Luke 22:19-20 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/luk.22.19-20.KJV Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 16:24-25 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/mat.16.24-25.KJV
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Isaiah 43:25 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/isa.43.25.KJV Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/1co.13.4-5.KJV Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Hebrews 12:14-15 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/heb.12.14-15.KJV