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Very Present Help


‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. ‘

Psalm 46:1 ESV


The Psalmist writes this when the world seems to be crashing down upon us. The whole world is shaking and trembling, yet God is our refuge and strength. When my kids need help, they yell for me or Mommy. Every time they call for us, we respond to them and see what they need help with. Sometimes it is something trivial, like they need toilet paper. Or at other times, it may be because they are scared or feeling not too good.

The Psalmist tells us to call upon the LORD, for HE is right here with us. As one of the sons of Korah writes, “A very present help in trouble.” We are weak mortals whose life is but a breath. But though we are weak, we have an All-Powerful, Ever Present, All-Knowing Heavenly Father as our refuge. We need to let our minds and hearts be conscious of God’s Presence now and surrounding us and filling us. He is not a distant God. God doesn’t rest and take a break. He is always working things out for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). 


Pray and call out to God, for He does hear and is present with us! I need to stop thinking God is somewhere in heaven, with mountains of prayers and petitions about Him, that my own prayer would get lost in that heap. God is right now doing something! He is working and using the current situation, though it may be difficult and seem like things are crashing down around us. I am reminded to remember that God is here with me right now.


Dear Heavenly Father, thank you that you have never forgotten us. Thank you for being so patient. Thank you for always being there for us though mountains crumble into the sea. Thank you for being our refuge! Please help our eyes to see and our ears to hear, and our hearts to know that You are Present. We love you and ask of this in Your Name, Jesus! Amen!



詩篇46:1 ESV




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