God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
- I read this and I think about this past year with any of the troubles I went through. I did not make God my refuge & therefore I didn't feel His presence - but it didn't make Him any less present.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling.
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God.
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High
- despite the chaos of life, there is this peace that is supplied through our Lord.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
- He uttered His voice... an utterance, a sound which can be bound by silence... He is so powerful that He contained his voice, lest the earth melt. He is so powerful that just a sound released from His lips causes the earth to melt. He is so mighty He can do this... and yet I wonder if He can provide for me... I think logically, I know He CAN - but I doubt at times if He WILL...
The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge.
- This answers my earlier doubt... He is with us... He is our refuge.