Psalm 46:10–11 (NKJV)
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 of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge.
We are promised tribulation and I am fine with that. I will face tribulation and come out on the other side a stronger believer. But, let’s be honest, some days feel like the walls are closing in on us. I hope I am not the only one that goes through times like that. Whatever the physical tribulation or test, one thing will always be true, our God is our refuge.
Think about David’s life. He was always under attack, physically and spiritually. This is a man that spent his life in continual battle. Here it would seem that he is crying out to the Lord as the enemy forces are barreling in. He reminds us in the first part of this Psalm that God is our refuge and strength even though the earth be removed and the mountains are carried into the sea. Do we not face times like this? Does it not feel like the rug beneath us has been pulled out from under us sometimes? I can be walking along enjoying a perfectly good day and boom… enemy pulls the rug from underneath me, sending me flying to the ground once again. I hope not, but I suspect he does the same to you.
Thankfully, we have God on our side. He says to the enemy, be still and know, or literally, keep your hands off. Romans 8:31 gives us an awesome reminder that if He is for us, nobody can stand against us. I think we sometimes do not give the Lord credit for the power He yields, especially when He does not answer our cry the way we would think best. But the truth is that He will be with us during our very present need.
One day He will be exalted among the nations and the earth. Right now, He is our refuge. Think about that! The Lord of hosts, the great I AM, He is our fortress and our refuge. Is there any better protection than that?
Our waters may roar and may be troubled. Our mountains may shake and even be carried into the sea. The one thing we can count on is that the Lord will continue to be our refuge during times of need. Turn to Him in prayer as our world seems to be crumbling apart!
Deuteronomy 31:6 (NKJV)
6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”