Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 46:1 & 2a, where we read these words:
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear . . . "
Christian fearlessness is never a result of perceived safety or security. In-stead, it is the result of God being "present" with us in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our God "refuges” us, His true churchmen, by cleansing our souls from sin in and through the blood of Christ. This, then, becomes the source of our strength.
Let all God's children be strong in the Lord. There is no sense in imagining that there will be a "trouble-free" existence here on earth—but with the Lord in our midst we have nothing to fear.
[Puritan quote of the day: "Ministers should study [work] to promote God's glory. God has entrusted them with two of the most precious things: His truth, and the souls of His people.” —Thomas Watson, in, "A Body of Divinity"]