“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
3 though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult. Selah”
The storms of life can challenge even the strongest of faiths. When hardships pile up, natural disasters tear through an already suffering area or senseless death plagues a city, it can be difficult to see an all-loving and all-merciful God at work. We begin to question if God is has abandoned us.
Ironically, it is in those times of distress and tragedy that we need our faith the most. Psalm 46:1–3 tells us that God is always present in times of trouble, always willing to help. We need to draw strength from His presence and use our faith to keep moving forward and help others do the same.
Psalm 46:1 can also be translated to say that God is a “well proved help in trouble.” Not only is He present, but generations have sought, and received, His help in times of hardship. It can be difficult to have faith when the storms of life batter us and those we love, but it is in those times that we need God the most. Don’t let the struggles of this world chase you away from Him. Take refuge in faith instead.