Strength In Him
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Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.

This Psalm celebrates the praises of Immanuel (God with us). The people of Judah were vividly aware of God’s presence in their lives at this point, they had faith in Him for protection and provision. Oh that we too would fully grasp this wonderful truth, our safety and protection comes from God ALONE! Not from wealth, power or people, but only our Lord God. What a blessing!
So why do we fear then? Anytime we find ourselves in the grip of fear, we are not trusting in the power of God. This is where satan loves for us to be, he knows if we are paralyzed by fear we cannot be the effective witness for Jesus Christ that God calls us to be. The devil is fully aware of our weaknesses and will try to attack us daily in those areas. But we have the power of the Holy Spirit in us to defeat satan every time he rears his ugly head. Romans 8:31... “If God is for us, who can be against?”

Well we certainly know that God is for us, He sent His only Son to die for us. God is a loving and perfect Parent and would never abandon His dearly loved children (Nahum 1:7).

This Psalm has comforted thousands of God’s children in times of trouble, for it is not just words on a page such as we find in poetry, but is a promise found in the living word of God. A promise that we can cling to for support and endurance through unpleasant or even tragic circumstances that come about in our lives.

A Mighty Fortress is our God! When we abide in Him all that would distress us melts away, and the perfect peace that only He can provide comes into our hearts and gives us the strength to go on for Him. What a glorious position we have through Christ who has made us sons and daughters of God, and bestowed on us the peace that passes understanding.

Thank You Father God for Your wonderful peace in troubled times. Thank You for Your precious Word that provides me with encouragement to live this life for You. Help me to obey your Word as I go through this day for Your glory, Amen!

Be Blessed!