THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF GIANTS IN THE WORLD – things to make us afraid.
David and Goliath is not a story about COURAGE but about FAITH
Psalm 46 1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Selah
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
7 The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
8 Come and see the works of the LORD, the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the ends 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 will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
God is our refuge and strength – an ever-present help in trouble
Recent weeks have been among the most troubled I can remember. A devastating fire killing many and leaving hundreds homeless. Terrorist attacks on innocent civilians. All the uncertainties of Brexit negotiations on top of a snap election resulting in a hung parliament. At the same time within our own fellowship there are a number of us suffering and in pain with all kinds different illnesses and others struggling with all kinds of difficulties. In times such as this we really need to draw on the strength God supplies, putting our trust in God who is our strength and refuge and our ever-present help (Psalm 46:1).
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. (Psalm 46:2-3)
Whatever life may throw at us, we can rely on God to take care of us in this world and the next. His love will never ever let us go. The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. (Psalm 46:7) If we want to know the peace and the inner strength which God promises to all who follow Jesus, the way is simple. We just need to take time in God’s presence, to draw near to Him. We can bring all our anxieties and fears to God. Take some time to reflect and mediate on God’s gracious invitation to us all.
“Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)