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Summary: God is there in for us in the Bad Times.

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Ps 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Ps 46:2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Ps 46:3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

Ps 46:4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

Ps 46:5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

Ps 46:6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

Ps 46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Ps 46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

Ps 46:9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

Ps 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Cheong One Writer says, “How can we be secure living in an unsafe world?

The psalmist tells us through his own experience: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” That’s where we can find true security and peace.”

David wrote this 46th Psalm at a time of the Assryrian invasion of Judah, so it gave the people of Israel needed assurance of God’s deliverance.

1. Something to Know (God is) vs 1

2. Something to Believe (The Lord of Hosts Is with us) vs 7

3. Something to See (Come Behold the Works of the Lord) vs 8

4. Something to Witness (The Exaltation of God) vs. 10

1. Something to Know (God is) vs 1

a. Ps 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

a. Vs. 3 Ps 46:3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

b. Christian Cheong - We are to look to the Creator, not the creation, to love the Giver, and not the gifts. This world has little to offer us. He says the earth can give way, the mountains can fall into the sea, and the waters can roar and foam, and the mountains quake

c. Kirk Devine - I’ve had some troubled times in this life… I’ve had some times where it seemed like I wasn’t going to make it… Some times when I didn’t know whether I was coming or going… Some times when I didn’t know which way was up…! But I’m glad that I had a refuge… I’m glad that I had a place of shelter… He’s not only our refuge… But Psalms 91 tells us that…

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide… Under the shadow of the Almighty… For He is my refuge… And my fortress… In Him will I trust…” we have a secret place…! We have a shelter…! And when things get bad, we can run to the secret place…!” (“Who Can I Run To?”) I can run to God… Because God is…!

Arthur C. Clarke - For every man, education should be a process which continues all his life. We have to abandon, as swiftly as possible, the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40--and half the things he knows at 40 hadn’t been discovered when he was 20?


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