December 12, Where does my help come from?

Psalm 46:1-3  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 surging.   Selah   (NIV)

Promise:  God promises to be my refuge and strength and to be available 24/7 to help me.

Why is it important to know this promise?

God’s character is revealed:  His Accessibility, Omnipresence, Power, Might, Protector, Comforter, Sovereign, Love, Almighty and Hope.

Promise provides me with:  assurance of His presence, access to Him day or night, knowledge that the creator of the universe desires to comfort and protect me, assurance that I can turn to Him and He will give me strength and courage, knowledge that God desires that I live a life without fear, knowledge and assurance that nothing I face is bigger than Almighty God!

I love these verses, in fact I chose them to be on the book marks I had made for Fearless Living.    Reading them always bolsters my courage and makes me feel loved by God.  Christmas is known to be a time of great stress, turmoil and heartache for those that remember former times in their lives, grieve for loved ones or feel a general hopelessness with their current lives.  Jesus wants us to cling to Him and be surrounded by his strength and comfort.  He is our refuge and will never leave us or forsake us.  These verses tell us that NO MATTER WHAT God is bigger than anything we can ever face.  Even if it looks like all is lost and falling apart, He stands eternal and will see us though.  All we need to do is turn to Him and trust Him with our worries and problems.   Be comforted and encouraged by these verses today and know He is the Source of all things and He stands ready to help you and answer your cries.  Seek Him today and feel His love.

Blessings as you hide yourself in Him,

Linda

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