Seems like this time of year many are focused on people’s fears, scary movies, frightful decorations, and creepy whatever’s displayed along our streets. What is often overlooked—or maybe be masked—is the true fears we face: a broken relationship, a bad health diagnosis, or financial uncertainty. There are many fears that face us today, but as the 46th Psalm, verse 1, reminds us, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
The Psalm continues to remind us that even if the world comes to an end, God’s people need not fear. In the face of great turmoil, the psalmist reminds us of God’s ability to save us. The Bible promises repeatedly that God is our refuge and strength, He is not merely a temporary shelter. He is our eternal refuge. Whatever you may be facing know this “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” You can find refuge and strength in Him.
Mark T. Tonkery
Norval Park church of Christ