“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. 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." (Psalm 46:1-7, NIV)
God is our refuge and strength. He’s our very present help in time of trouble. He’s our hiding place. He’s our strong tower! He’s our hope for tomorrow! He’s our peace! He’s our way maker! He’s our source! He’s our healer! He’s our friend! He’s our encourager! He’s our joy in the midst of sorrow! During death, heartache, and sickness, He gives us joy, unspeakable joy! He’s our protection, our shield and buckler (Psalm 35)! When our world is crashing down around us, God is our strong foundation that can’t be shaken! He’s all that we need!
Why do we look for things and people to be to us what only God can be? Things get broken, lost, and destroyed. People are fickle; they’ll abandon us and hurt us. They’ll love us today, and then hate us tomorrow. But God is not like that at all. His love never changes. He never changes. He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever more! We don’t need to look any place else. We don’t have to search anywhere else. Jehovah God is all we need!
Only He can be all that we need and so much more. Stop the searching! Stop the wandering. God is who we need. Hasn’t He proven Himself to us time and time again in our lives? God is right here by our side and He’s been here all the time. All that we could ever need or could ever want can be found in our God.
My sister, we can stop looking now. Our search is over. God is our safe place to hide. He’s ready to help and deliver!
During your Quiet Time, read Psalm 46 and allow God’s word to encourage you.