"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1)
I delight in the inward knowledge that Jesus Christ, the Son of God and our coming Lord, will be sufficient for every situation which is yet to come to pass. We will never panic along with this present world system as long as we are fortified with our knowledge of who Jesus Christ really is.
The Word of God is the foundation of our peace and rest. Even in these dangerous and dramatic hours:
"God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1).
Notice that this is the kingly strength and dominion of our Lord - not the United Nations!
"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us" (46?10-11). Fear not, little flock - it is the Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
And the gates of hell cannot prevail against it!
Lord, help me to be still as I meet along with You today. Grant me a very real sense of Your strong presence, of the refuge I have in You. Amen
Come With Courage
"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:16)
In a world like ours, courage is an indispensable virtue. The coward may snivel in his corner, but the brave man takes the prize. And in the kingdom of God, courage is as necessary as it is in the world.
When entering the prayer chamber, we must come filled with faith and armed with courage Nowhere else in the whole field of religious thought and activity is courage so necessary as in prayer. The successful prayer must be one without condition. We must believe that God is love and that, being love, He cannot harm us but must ever do us good. Then we must throw ourselves before Him and pray with boldness for whatever we know our good and His glory require, and the cost is not object! Whatever He in His love and wisdom would assess against us, we will accept with delight because it pleases Him. Prayers like that cannot go unanswered. The character and reputation of God guarantee their fulfillment.
We should always keep in mind the infinite lovingkindness of God. No one need fear to put his life in His hands. His yoke is easy; His burden is light.
I come boldly, Father, because I have been given access to You through the blood of Jesus. I come with courage because I have been given all the promises of a gracious God. Amen
~A. W. Tozer~