The Promise of God
Today’s Scriptures are from Psalms 46. This is another one of those great promises from God's Word. Verses 1-7 and the first five words from verse 9 are the ones I want to concentrate on.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea. Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. He maketh wars to cease” (Psalm 46:1-7, 9).
Wow, what an amazing Promise in Scripture. I can't tell you how many times I’ve read this passage but I can tell you that I'm always overwhelmed by it. These verses carry a powerful promise, God tells us, “Never again do you need to fear. It doesn’t matter if the whole world is in turmoil. The earth may quake, the oceans may swell, and the mountains may crumble into the sea. Things may be in complete chaos, a total uproar all around you.
“But because of my Word, you’ll have peace like a river. While all the nations rage, powerful steams of joy will flow to my people. It will fill their hearts with gladness.” Is that not powerful?
Right now, the whole world is in a fearful time. Nations are trembling over terrorism, knowing no region is immune to the threats. Personal troubles and sufferings are mounting. But in the midst of it all, Psalm 46 echoes to God’s people the world over: “I am in your midst. I am with you through it all. My people will not be destroyed or moved. I’m going to be an ever-present help to my people.”
Listen folks, God knows we all face deep needs; we all encounter turmoil, temptations, and times of confusion that cause our souls to quake. His message for us in Psalm 46 is meant for just such times. He is saying that if we give in to fear, becoming downcast and full of despair, we’re living absolutely contrary to his reality in our lives.
You must understand and grasp what the Lord is telling us in this Psalm. Here it is, our God is available to us at any time, day or night. He’s continually at our right hand, willing to speak to us and to guide us. And He’s made this possible by giving us His Holy Spirit to abide in us. The Bible tells us that Christ himself is in us, and we are in him. So take hold of these verses and allow them to penetrate and saturate your whole being. If you do that, fear will have no place and faith will rule. Have a great Day! God Bless!!