Psalm 46:1 Verse of the Day 10/17/13
Psalm 46 is a son of thanksgiving for God’s powerful presence with his people. The psalmist does not fear, because the Lord promised to be near. This verse opens the psalm and sets the stage for a series of affirmations about the power that comes from the Lord’s presence, climaxing in a refrain that is repeated twice: “The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress” (verses 7 and 11).
When life becomes busy or difficult, it is easy to forget that the Lord is always with us. As you pray, ask the Lord to remind you of his presence with you. As you remind yourself of God’s promise to be with us through the work of His Holy Spirit, ask the Lord to prepare you for adversity so that you will never forget that He is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.