Psalm 46 1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; 3though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. 4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. 5God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns. 6The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. 7The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. 8Come, behold the works of the Lord; see what desolations he has brought on the earth. 9He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. 10“Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.” 11The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
There are days when I don’t feel very strong physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I love this passage because it reminds us that as Christians we draw our strength from God not ourselves. Be strong, be brave, and be bold for God.
God with Us, whose unfailing mercy is our refuge and our strength, even when our broken choices corrupt your glorious creation: lead us to the safe haven of righteousness and uphold us on the rock of your presence, so that in times of trial we may stand firm, anchored in faith, through Jesus Christ, our rock and our redeemer. Amen.