Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
We all experience times when we feel spiritually dry, empty and unproductive. However, that should not be the normal condition for the believer. God desires to be active in the lives of His people. Psalm 46 expresses trust and confidence in God during a time when the situations of life are not stable or secure. But, the power and ability to face difficulties and uncertainties of life are found in God!
The word “refuge” gives the picture of a shelter from danger. God is our true security in the storms of life!
The word “strength” refers to His power when we are battling spiritual enemies!
If we patiently trust God, He will reveal that power through us so that we overcome the obstacles of life! And the end result is that God is “a very present help in trouble”!
He is available and wants His people to call on Him in times of need. For His power and presence are ENOUGH to handle any situation!
Psalm 91 is one of my favorite psalms.
Verses 1 and 2 says, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
The four names for God mentioned in these 2 verses describe different aspects of His protection! “Most High” shows Him to be greater than any threat we may face. “Almighty” emphasizes His power to confront and destroy any enemy. “The Lord” assures us that as the leader and authority in our lives, His presence and guidance are always with us. “My God” expresses the truth that God has chosen to have a deep, personal
relationship with those who trust in Him!