Saturday, May 26, 2007

Bits and Pieces: Strength

"God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear..." (Psalm 46:1,2a).

* Although the world seeks security and power from all the counterfeit sources Satan can concoct, the believer is to find his refuge and strength in the Lord. The psalmist proclaims that the Lord is abundantly available for help, and especially in our times of trouble. Consequently, His presence and strength should relieve our fear, freeing us to live confidently, in Him.

* Even though the world looks for security and strength in all the wrong places, we who know the Lord are to find our refuge in Him. By the indwelling ministry of the blessed Holy Spirit, we find our Lord ever available in our times of trouble. Hence, our lives should not be characterized by fear, for He who has promised is faithful.

* How easily fear can dominate our days when we fail to make the Lord our refuge and strength. We become consumed with our circumstances, and forget to depend on the One who can alter them. Only as we learn to lean completely on our sovereign Savior and His strength do we enjoy His peace.

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