Dings. Beeps. Rings.
Many ways exist to communicate news these days. Sometimes, bad news seems to come at us nonstop. I once had a week like that. I turned off my cell phone to take a break, and my landline started ringing. I decided to watch television as an escape, but a breaking news report interrupted my favorite show.
Life has seasons. If we live long enough, we realize there are times of pure joy but also times when big things and small things all seem to go wrong.
Psalm 46 uses the illustration of the mountains being carried into the sea. The psalmist states that even if that happens “we will not fear.” How can anyone not fear if the mountains are falling into the sea? The little word “therefore” gives the answer. We do not have to fear, worry, or despair for one reason only: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
When things go wrong and life changes faster than we can process, one unchanging truth remains: God is our Rock. He will not change. He is strong and mighty and loves us more than we can imagine. He wants us to run to Him. He wants to be our refuge when the storms of life rage—to give us His strength when there is trouble. He is “very present” and wants to help.
Life is hard, and we don’t always know what the future holds. But we know God will always be there waiting for us. All we have to do is run to Him.
In the shelter of God’s presence, you are safe and secure. Count on that promise.
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