God is our safe place and our strength. He is always our help when we are in trouble. So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken and the mountains fall into the center of the sea, and even if its waters go wild with storm and the mountains shake with its action.
There is a river whose waters make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High lives. God is in the center of her. She will not be moved. God will help her when the morning comes. The people made noise. The nations fell. He raised His voice and the earth melted. The Lord of All is with us. The God of Jacob is our strong place.
Come and see the works of the Lord. He has destroyed parts of the earth. He stops wars to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two. He burns the war-wagons with fire. Be quiet and know that I am God. I will be honored among the nations. I will be honored in the earth. The Lord of All is with us. The God of Jacob is our strong place.Psalm 46 [NLV]
LORD, this world is full of sorrow and despair. Natural disasters, war, disease, and accidents leave us reeling and afraid. Thank you that you are ever-present through it all. We can run to you and hide in the safety of your powerful arms.
Thank you for the promise of joy to come, but also the certainty that we can live in your joy now no matter the circumstances. You are all-powerful, all-consuming, and in control of all things this earth can throw at us.
Help us to stop striving, to be still in your presence, and to know you. You deserve all honor, all glory, all praise forever.