Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Psalm 46

I came across some notes in my journal this morning, it was from an entry of over a year ago...it was important enough for me to write down then and it's is something that helps me today.

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in time of trouble" Psalm 46:1

  • Refuge- a place to run to, provides protection and security, a place to rest
  • Strength- a source of power or force, the power to resist attack, strain, stress
  • Ever present- always available, always in control, always knowing

"Therefore we will not fear though the earth give away 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

"When the stable becomes unstable there should be no fear because of the transcendent stability of God"               John MacArthur

If I look too closely at the world and all that is going on I can get so discouraged, it seems like everything is out of control, but this little page out of my journal pulled me back into truth. HE is my refuge...my place to run to, my place of rest.  HE is my strength...my source of power to resist attack
(in the form of lies from the enemy) HE is ever present...always available, always in control, always knowing.

Praying for those in Oklahoma


NanaNor's said...

Hi Maryann, What a timely post. I so love this Psalm; I went through the 1989 earthquake in Ca. and experienced PTSD, so memorized this Ps. Such comfort and peace knowing He holds us so near. Even though the earth should slip away, He has me in His hands. Praying for so many who lost so much. May they know Peace.
Hugs, Noreen

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such a helpful post during these very sad times.

Sandy said...

Very comforting on this extremely sad day in our country. Praying for all those in Moore, Oklahoma.

Camille said...

Precious promises from God's Word. I *love* Psalm 46. Yes, indeed...may the LORD bless all those affected by this tragedy.

Hugs to you!

Creations By Cindy said...

This post my friend is so fitting for such as time as this! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Amen...and as the trucks keep pulling out of our town to help in Granbury Texas and OK, I too look to these scriptures.