#WISDOMWEEKEND | Psalm 46:1-11

For the months of March and April, Defying Shadows will be dedicating their weekends to sharing Wisdom from the Bible! Be on the lookout for some great posts from some great guest posters, past and new! Today, Krystyn will share her thoughts on Psalm 46:1-11! ~Nichole

1 God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Psalm 46:1-11

Have you been at a place in your life where you felt stuck and that you can’t seem to get out of that spot, or a place where you feel like your problems won’t go away? I know I’ve been there. There are days where I still struggle with anxiety and it has prevented me from doing the things I know I am capable of doing. I asked God to reveal to me how I can start to deal with the anxiety because I know He already has it in His hands but I know there is also things I can be doing for myself as well.

This passage starts out with “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” When it talks about God being our present help I look at it as He has already taken care of all our troubles the moment in History when He died for us. We are reminded in this passage that whatever trials and adversities we face, God has it in His hands. Even though God may not always take us out of the situations, He is still there for us throughout it all and we can lean on His strength that will make us stronger. God will never give us more than we can handle, just remember it’s not by our strength but by His strength.

I’m thankful for a God I know I can count on!

unnamedKrystyn Slauenwhite works within her family business Sojourn Signs in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Some of her passions include writing, working with kids, being with family and friends and traveling. She is continuing to further her interest in the business world.

 

 

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