WEDNESDAY 6TH OCTOBER, 2021
THEME: GOD, OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH.
PASSAGE: PSALMS 46:1-11
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 46:1“God is our refuge and strength, a very present Help in trouble.”
HYMN: MHB 705–GOD is the Refuge of His saints.
“God, our Refuge and Strength”, is a confession of one who has not only witnessed the wonders of God but has also benefited from the fountain of God’s wonders. Classified as a “song of Zion”, the psalm envisages a sort of catastrophe like the pandemic of last year but the writer is sure of God’s protection being Israel’s Mighty Fortress.
This psalm, probably written by Hezekiah or Jehoshaphat for the sons of Korah, talks about the power of God which saved Israel from the hand of her enemies. This was likely to be the period of their siege by the Assyrians or the Babylonians. He proclaimed his confidence in the saving power of God in the midst of any trouble, saying, let the earth be removed, the mountains be moved into the sea, the waters roar and be troubled; He yet knows that there is a river, the streams that shall make glad the city of God.
You may not feel safe by the events of today’s world: troubles, corruption, killings, nepotism, greed, kidnapping, rape, etc. everywhere, yet the Word of God is saying to you that with God on your side you need not be afraid. I encourage you to feel safe in the Lord than putting your trust in the wealth of this world that is temporal. Psalm 46:5 says, God is in the midst of His people and they shall not be moved. And that He is with them and will save them from destruction.
Therefore, play your part; do not panic. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Be on His side with faith. Then He will direct your path and lead you into victory.
PRAYER: Father of grace, I do not pretend to be sufficient to handle my challenges. Please, be my Refuge and Strength. Fortify me against every enemy working against my progress, in Jesus’ most wonderful name. Amen.
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