“God is our refuge and strength.” The sons of Korah were used by the Lord to give Israel many moving songs. As thankful as we are for their efforts, we do well to focus on the God who was their “very present help” in times of trouble.
Even if the mountains of the earth are cast into the oceans and the seas can no longer be constrained to the limits that we have come to expect for them, the Lord will always be our powerful God. Because of His covenant faithfulness, we shall not be moved.
The Almighty has another world that He inhabits—an environment beyond our present view. A life-giving river waters that “city of God” on high. God reigns over the heavens and the earth from a place of supreme power. He sustains and protects His home. With just one word from His throne, the Lord can silence all His enemies.
All the unfolding of history is under the sovereign control of the Lord. When we look at the rise and fall of kings and kingdoms throughout the generations, we observe the outworking of His great decrees.
Knowing both the power of the Almighty and His commitment to His people, we can have confidence in the midst of the most troubling events. He says to Israel, and now to His church throughout the world, “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” We respond with the peace that comes to us through the Son of God, “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”
Prayer from A Book of Prayers
Strong Deliverer, You are the Help of Your people every day and through every time of trouble. There is a great river of Your Spirit coming to us out of Your heavenly sanctuary. You have made us glad. You have defended us in times of trouble. You will glorify Your Name in us, for You are the mighty fortress of Your church, and we are Your people.