God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. – (Psalm 46:1, HCSB)
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. So why run and hide? – (Psalm 46:1, VOICE)
I imagine many of us can attest to the truth of this verse after the last few years. At times, it has felt as if the whole world has been flipped upside down. Thankfully, God does not change. He is our help and hope, strength and source, and the One whose love knows no end. It is up to us to turn to Him to be these things, but He is ever-present and available. May we ever run to the Lord to be our refuge, strength and help in times of trouble, and the One to whom we ought to bring our thanks and praise.
God is our shelter,
To where we should run;
In Him there’s no fear,
How battles are won.
He too is our strength,
How we persevere;
Help to keep moving,
Ever He is near.
No matter what comes,
The Lord is greater;
He’ll lead us through all,
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our shelter and strength, our safe space when things don’t make sense. Thank You that we can always call on You and trust that You hear. Forgive us for the times that we have struggled to trust. Teach us to look back and remember Your faithfulness that has always been, and grow our faith further as we press on. Show us how to love those around us in ways that demonstrate Your goodness, grace, safety and help. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we trust You to be our refuge, strength and help in all things and at all times. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. – Psalm 33:20