Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tues., 5/3/16 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. Therefore 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 nations go; but Christ and His church remain forever. In times of national and international distress and apostasy, it is easy to get nervous and unsettled.The words of this Psalm (above) are comforting to the true saints. 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 His true church, through it all.

In these days of real and palpable "trouble," and great religious and political upheaval, let us find all our strength in the One who is our "very present help.” The Triune God will sustain us, His church, no matter whatever else befalls us, or the world in which we live.

[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"]