Thursday, August 20, 2020

Psalm 46:1-3 NIV 2011

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

Psalms 46-48 are a group of psalms each with a similar theme expressing confidence in the security of God’s people while living in an ever-changing world. This psalm is attributed to the sons of Korah. It begins with confessing a confident trust in God. Though the world around them would break apart and the mountains sink causing the waters to rise God was their constant refuge. When everything in their world seemed to be going under, God was their strength. God is our refuge and strength which never changes.

“It Is Well with My Soul” was penned by Horatio Spafford. He wrote this after his four daughters perished at sea following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. He and his wife carried on as they steadfastly anchored their lives to our Great God. “When sorrows like sea billows roll” are words I’ve sung many times. These words are the perfect ones to use today. Our world today is one where sea billows are constantly rolling. When we’re anchored together with the Lord, He alone is our refuge and our strength no matter what befalls us.

How will we take refuge and find strength in God today?

Anchored to Him daily,

S

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