A Very Present Help in Trouble

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

If you get time today, read all of Psalm 46. It’s amazing for renewing your perspective on God’s power and personal presence in our lives. I have had a few conversations this week with friends who are in crisis or who are facing huge decisions. This verse cuts right to the core of worry, fear and anxiety. We see here that God is our: • refuge - this word in its context means safety from storms, danger, and falsehoods/lies. He is also our… • strength - this word in its context means strength materially, physically, personally, socially, and politically. I think that covers just about everything!

If you just lost your job – God is your very present refuge and strength. If you are struggling in your marriage – God is your very present refuge and strength. If you are facing chronic illness – God is your very present refuge and strength. If you are hurting financially – God is your very present refuge and strength. If you long to be serving the Lord but feel “stuck” in your present circumstances – God is your very present refuge and strength. If you are transitioning into new motherhood – God is your very present refuge and strength. If you need wisdom about relocating and starting over (in a foreign country!) – God is your very present refuge and strength. If you are struggling with your singleness – God is your very present refuge and strength. If you are ___fill in your scenario______ - God is your very present refuge and strength.

There is NO circumstance or crisis or challenge in which God is not our refuge, strength and very present help in trouble. Does that truth set your mind and heart at ease? It’s a promise for us to claim! So, what is the burden on your heart? Take that situation to God, commit it to Him and thank Him for being your refuge, strength and help.

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