Help in troubled times Psalms 46:1-7

Extreme evil is in our world.

The rage of a former student to bring weapons of death to destroy lives is pure evil.  How do we pray and connect our thoughts about God during times like these.  Below are my thoughts.



Psalms 46:1 says “God is our refuge and strength. A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear.”

God is a place we need to run to.  God is not to blame.  Yes, He is God but this is a fallen world and the choice of allowing God in our lives are our own.  Satan and his demons are at work to (John 10:10) steal, kill and destroy.  The deaths are their joyous goals.  Destruction is their strength.  We need a revival in this land.  Our nations need’s it’s soul healed.

God is a place where we as Christians can run to and strengthen our resolve to stay holy.  Today, rest in His presence.  Who knows what will come our way.  Yesterday was just another day in Florida.  Students, parents, and teachers had no idea it was going to be a violent, deadly day.  But it came.  And it will continue to come until God returns.  When we face darkness we must be prepared and know where to find strength.  Our hope, strength and comfort is in the presence of God. “Therefore we will not fear”.

The earth is giving way.

Psalm 46:2-7 NIV

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, [3] though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. [4] There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. [5] God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. [6] Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts. [7] The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

The earth is giving way.  The mountain of innocence is falling into the sea of pain.  Grief, anger, shock are roaring and the mountain of society’s  “safe feeling”  is quaking under this surge of evil.

There is a stream from God’s presence that refreshes

There is a stream from God’s presence that refreshes and makes us glad during the storm. Drink from that stream today.  Let your heart know that even though the nations roar and society has an evil, dark day of falling apart,  God’s voice is above all the mess.  He is with us.  A very present help in times of trouble.

God may your great presence help those who are calling out to you in this dark troubled time.  Give them strength.  Be their safe place.  Protect them and allow the stream of gladness from your throne bring healing, hope, and refreshing to their hearts.  May great moments of Glory come out from the great evil.  Please Lord of host, be with them.  Be their refuge today. Allow the lightnside of believers shine brighter directing hopeless people to the God of hope.  Amen.

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