Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thurs., 5/3/12 Devotion (Ps. 46:1-2)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 46, vv. 1 & 2, where we read these words:

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. There-fore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea . . . "

Nations come and go; but Christ and His church remain forever. In times of national distress and apostasy, it is easy to get nervous and unsettled. The words of this Psalm (above) are comforting to the true saint. What we know and are familiar with may indeed "be removed," and "the mountains [may] be carried into the midst of the seas"--but still our God remains with us, through it all.

In these days of real and palpable "trouble," and great national up-heaval, let us find our strength in the One who is our "very present help." He will sustain us, His church, no matter whatever else befalls us.

[Puritan quote of the day: "Whether we have comfort or not, both are for our good." --William Bridge, in, "A Lifting Up for the Downcast"]