Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 3, 2023

A Look At Psalm 46

“… 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.”  Psalm 46:2b-3

If you were writing an epic scene for a disaster film, could it get any more epic than that? Picture the black, heavy clouds being tossed about in the skies, mountains crumbling into the sea and the resulting tsunami, so monumental that as the foaming water surges against the remaining mountains, the mountains shudder. Can you imagine the terror of those who are there to endure the horror?

But back up to the strength shown in verses 1-2a:

God is our refuge and strength,

an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear…

What a contrast. It’s a contrast greater than black and white, greater even than life and death. It’s the contrast of the power of the Almighty God versus the god of the world, Satan.

If I have a choice, I won’t be around when that happens, but if I am, I want to have the words of the Psalm etched into my heart and the Spirit of God in control of my destiny.

The rest of the Psalm, beginning with verse 4, seems to shut the door on all of that violence and brings us to a totally different reality with startling suddenness:

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.


Keep reading to verse 10, where He invites us to

“Be still, and know that I am God.”


The God of terrible power, who will bring all things to an end in judgment, stoops down to lovingly still our hearts and introduce Himself to us personally.


There is no god like our God!


Father, our human minds are not capable of totally understanding Your fierce power, nor Your tender mercy toward us. We thank You for both; that You are God, and You have us in Your hand.”


For His Glory


Cherie Williams
TRBC Women’s Life


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