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!
Psalm 37:5 says, Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
“Commit" your way unto the Lord. The word “commit”means to "roll onto". The idea here, is that we “roll" the burdens of life over onto the Lord. What good news!! The Lord has not asked His children to carry the burdens of life alone. He tells us to bring them to Him, Matt. 11:28; 1 Pet. 5:7. We do not have to bear the heavy burdens of life all by ourselves. We have a God who cares and commands us to bring our burdens to Him! Praise God!!
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most important event in world history. It is even more important than the cross - in this way: that if Jesus did not rise from the dead, the cross would be meaningless for mankind.
The resurrection proves that Jesus was who He said He was, and that all the things He said were true.
Matthew 21:9 (NIV)
9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven.”
The word Hosanna literally means “Save, rescuer, saviour.” “Saviour” the crowd shouted. I wonder if Jesus thought, “That’s exactly what I’m here to do. How right you are, but do you really understand that I AM your Saviour?”
When Jesus went to Jerusalem that day He knew He was going to face His crucifixion in the city of Jerusalem for the salvation of the human race. So the decision to go into Jerusalem must have been one of the most difficult Jesus ever made, but Jesus went boldly to face his death to save people. Without knowing the details, the crowd was clearly articulating what Jesus came to do.