June 10th - Psalm 46

This devotional is penned by Daniel.

Psalm 46 is likely familiar to many across our Church family. Surely, there is little ambiguity as to what the Psalmist is highlighting.

God is our refuge and strength,

A very present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear,

Even though the earth be removed,

And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Though its waters roar and be troubled,

Though the mountains shake with its swelling.

- Selah

The Psalmist is finding comfort in the qualities of God, despite the uncertain environment they find themself amidst (v3). It is my prayer that you too will have known and experienced God's goodness during this lockdown. I truly believe He is there for us (v1) and is very present help in our trouble. To continue a trend of quoting C.S.Lewis:

"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains".

Often in times of trouble Christian's feel they can experience God in a deeper way than they had ever realised. I suppose you can never know that God is a comforter till you have been comforted; or know that God is a healer until you have been healed; or know God will hold us through the dark times till we get to the other side.

Twice in this Psalm is the word SELAH. That was an instruction to those reading the original Psalm music sheet to stop, pause and reflect. Let us spend today thinking through how od has already shown us support as we live a life in honour of Him.

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