The Victors – Day 2

OUR REFUGE // MARCH 14, 2023

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.

Psalm 46:1-3

It's awesome to know God's our refuge and strength and always present in trouble. But it's really tough living like we know it. When our world gives way, mountains crash and waters surge, it's hard not giving in to fear.

Where does our spirit of fear come from? It feels instinctive, reactive even; does having fear disqualify us as a person of faith? Some things just break us down, and it's tough to stand and feel like a victor when a situation feels out of our hands or when we feel so disqualified. Sometimes deep down, we don't feel we deserve help or for things to get better. The good news for us is that family legacies or our own pasts don't determine our destiny. God can redeem and work through any of us. But how do we handle a bad situation or keep going? Certainly, we pray! Yet, we still have to deal with the reality of what we're facing. The secret of Psalm 46 is found in verse 10: when it's out of our hands, we can learn to put it in God's hands.

How good are you at being still and knowing he's God? How often do you meditate, and let it sink in? He's your rock, he's your fortress, he's your deliverer, and in him, you can trust. Today, take the pause and reflect on Psalm 46:10Be still and know that I'm God. Hear him calm you in your fear or worry. Imagine yourself sitting in perfect stillness knowing he's God. Throughout your day when you start to let panic set in, hear it again: Be still. Know that I'm God.