Life is full of uncertainties and challenges that can leave us, at times, feeling anxious and uncertain. But since we serve an unchanging God, we can find solace in that as believers.
We can receive the assurance we require to trust Him even when the world around us is chaotic through His promises found in the Scriptures when we count on God.
Come and discover with me as we are inspired to trust in God and rest in His unfailing love and faithfulness. As you spend time in God’s Word, may it encourage and inspire you to keep in mind how reliable He is.
» Monday, 20th February 2023 | I Stand In The Gap Daily Devotional | A Believer? You Can Count on God.
Yesterday’s daily devotional was on “Hope in the Life-Giving Light of Christ” and today’s is “As a Believer, You Can Count on God.”
Anchor verse of the day
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. SelahPsalm 46:1-3 (NKJV)
The anchor verse for the day (Psalm 46:1-3) highlights that God is a trustworthy refuge and source of strength in difficult circumstances. No matter how hopeless things may appear, we can rely on God to be there for us and guide us through it.
The verse also acknowledges that we can experience difficulties, but even in the face of these challenges, we can take solace in the knowledge that God is with us and will assist us in overcoming them.
Themes in Psalm 46:1-3
- God’s Protection: The passage emphasizes God’s role as a defender and haven for people who put their trust in Him. God gives refuge and security in the midst of peril.
- Fearlessness: It promises us that even in the face of immense great turmoil or disaster, we need not be afraid since God is with us. We should have the strength and fortitude to tackle any situation with confidence because of our faith in Him.
- The sovereignty of God: The verse also emphasizes God’s omnipotence, which extends to the elements of nature, which are frequently linked to chaos and danger. We can have faith that God is in charge, will look out for us, and will protect us even during a storm or earthquake.
Background to Psalm 46:1-3
The Sons of Korah, who performed in Israel’s ancient temples as musicians and singers, are credited with writing Psalm 46.
The Psalm’s setting is unknown, but it is generally accepted that it was composed during a period of national upheaval, maybe the Assyrian invasion of Judah in the eighth century BC or the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem in the sixth century BC.
The psalmist considers the chaos and instability in the world, but he still expresses his confidence in God as his strength and refuge in difficult times.
Similar Bible verses
Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.Psalm 62:1-2 (NKJV)
The same idea of finding support and salvation in God is expressed in this chapter. The necessity of having patience and trusting in God’s timing is emphasized by the psalmist’s admission that his soul waits for God in silence.
Additionally, he declares that God alone is his salvation, rock, and defense, demonstrating that God is his ultimate source of safety and defense.
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. 4 Trust in the Lord forever, For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.Isaiah 26:3-4
This verse emphasizes how crucial it is to put your faith in God in order to obtain comfort and strength.
According to the verse, if one trusts in God and keeps their thoughts on Him, He would grant them perfect peace and enduring power. This verse emphasizes the significance of trusting in God for security and strength, echoing the idea of Psalm 46:1-3.
Reflection on the theme of “a believer? you can count on God
It’s crucial to keep in mind that God is always there for believers. As Psalm 46:1-3 reminds us, he is a refuge and a strength, a very present aid in times of need. You can have faith that God will see you through any obstacles you may be facing because He is with you.
Adversity might make it simple to feel overpowered or defeated. Yet if you’re a Christian, you can draw courage and hope from knowing that God is on your side. You should turn to God and rely on His promises whenever you feel like giving up. Even until the end of the age, He has vowed to never leave you.
In both good and bad times, the Christian should rely on God.
- Christians should rely on God to be their strength, their refuge, and their aid in difficult times when experiencing difficulties, trials, and obstacles.
- The believer is also to rely on God to be their source of gratitude and adoration when they encounter happiness, prosperity, and blessings.
So, dear Christian, be encouraged. You have to rely on God to be your strength and sanctuary no matter what you may be going through. Put your faith in Him, and He will deliver you.
We come before You with hearts overflowing with thanks for your love, kindness, and faithfulness.
We thank You for reminding us that You are always with us and that we can depend on You at all times. Father, give us the will and bravery to believe in your power in the face of seemingly overwhelming obstacles.
Father, keep reminding us that You are our fortress and rock, a constant helper in times of need. We humbly ask that You lead us with your wisdom and fill us with your peace. Father, allow us to entirely trust in You, knowing that You are always acting in our best interest and that You have a purpose and plan for our lives.
We appreciate your assurance that You won’t abandon us. Help us to move forward in faith, confident that You are in control and deserving of our total confidence.
We ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.