Anxiety. Fear. Loneliness. Depression. The list could go on and on. Words like this have plagued so many of us for a long time…especially in the last few years. We look around the world we are living in, and we feel so many emotions like this. We have all have wrestled with them at some point. But is that all? As this world continues to fail and we see the devastation all around us should we just accept that this is a fallen place and lose hope?
Look at the opening verse of Psalm 46…God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. God begins this song to us with a promise… a promise of hope. He is our refuge. He is our strength. He is our ever-present help. This song goes on and on soothing our fears and calming our anxieties. Hear the words God uses to ease our loneliness and concerns:
God is within her and God will help(v5)
The Lord Almighty is with us(v7)
He lifts His voice(v6)
I AM GOD(v10)
I foresee a lot more suffering in the coming years. Even reading this Psalms foreshadows the unrest we can expect. But through it all I know who holds my future in His hands. I know who I can lean on and take a hold of when I am wracked with fear. I am holding on the One who tells me to rest, be still and know the He is God.
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalms 38-39