God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. – (Psalm 46:1, NIV)
God is our protection and source of strength. He is always ready to help us in times of trouble. – (Psalm 46:1, ERV)
God is our shelter and our strength. When troubles seem near, God is nearer, and He’s ready to help. – (Psalm 46:1, VOICE)
God is faithful to meet us wherever we are, no matter what we are facing. Yesterday, I wrote about my anxiousness over an upcoming oral surgery that I need to have done. Incredibly, it was not at the surgeon’s office that peace was made present, but rather through the sweet and encouraging words of both my sister-in-love and a sweet friend from work. As each mentioned their own experiences or that of another, my mind was eased of the fear that I had been holding. Often God’s nearness is made tangible through those whom He places around us. For me, learning from those who had witnessed or experienced what lies ahead, took the unknown element out that which was the root of my fear. Strength is provided in the safety of His hands when we choose to seek Him. May we ever remember our Source of strength and safety when trouble instills fear into our heart.
Space of protection,
Our Calmer of fear;
When troubles come close,
The Lord will be near.
Choose place in His hands,
All trouble that comes;
He will keep us safe,
Grant strength through His Son.
Thank You, Lord Jesus,
That You are our hope;
Faithful to meet us,
His grace helps us cope.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are faithful to be near and answer us as we call on You for help. Thank You that You are our strength and our shelter in all things and at all times. Thank You for the people that You place in our lives to be Your voice and Your heart to us. Forgive us for our fears when troubles and trials come our way. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would seek You for strength and peace and safety. Show us how to love others well, so that they may come to know the strength and security that are found in You. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we run to You as our Source of safety and strength, for You are always near. Amen.
But You, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me. – Psalm 22:19