God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble… ”Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. ~ Psalm 46:1,10,11
Have you ever had this experience? Your life was in full swing. You charged through the days, working hard. Things were going fairly well, and then something happened that stopped you still. Those are times when God wants to remind you that he is your God.
Yes, God is bigger and stronger than all our experiences. He can handle all our difficulties. God has already canceled the sting of our greatest enemy—death. He did it by offering up his one and only Son so that we might live with him forever in his kingdom.
Sometimes it is good that our lives come to a screeching halt. It reminds us that the LORD almighty is our God. And it shows us that he is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Exalt the LORD Almighty. Put your trust in God and be still.
Prayer: Dear LORD, help my soul to be still and know that you are God. Remind me that you are my rock and my fortress. Be with me in trouble and persecution. Protect me by your mighty power, and draw me close with your gracious love. Amen.