Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday Meditation~Our Refuge and Strength

Psalm 46 (NIV)
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth
give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
The holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
He lifts His voice, the earth melts.
The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Come and see the works of the LORD,
the desolations He has brought on the earth;
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear,
He burns the shields with fire.
"Be still and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."
The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Do you feel the mountains of your circumstances quaking with the surging of the sea of life's roaring and foaming threatening to drown you in its great depths?

There is One who knows the full extent of the quaking within us. And He, the LORD Almighty is our refuge and strength. He is ever-present and all powerful. And He will be exalted. He knows the end of the story. And the Good Guy wins!


Susan Stilwell said...

Love it, Kristi. The Good Guy DOES win, and He even comes riding in on a horse!

Kristi Butler said...

And I long for that day, Susan! Looking forward to eternity together!!

Jennifer @ said...

The Good Guy Wins. I LOVE that, Kristi. Yes! Cheering with you, for the Champion!

Vonda Skelton said...

Yes, praise God, we know the end of the story!

Hester's Heart said...

Thank you Kristi,

I just love this Psalm. When the torrential downpour comes, may our lives be established upon the Rock. The only One, as you shared, who can even be our refuge and strength. :)

God bless you,
Love, Hester ;)

Kristi Butler said...

Jennifer, Vonda, and Hester, one day we'll join in a forever celebration of that victory!! Love you girls!

Jeannette Duwe said...

One of my favorite Psalms, Kristi! Indeed, he IS our ever-present help. Such a powerful reminder - thank you!