Sunday Devotional: Psalm 46

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Psalm 46
God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, 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.[c]
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.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

We are constantly in fear of something. We are in fear of judgment, fear of it fitting in, fear of standing out, fear of failing, fear of loss, fear of losing out job, fear of missing out, fear of hard times, fear of danger, fear of competition, and fear of the unknown. And that last fear is the reason we fear of trusting God. God doesn't give you a behind the scenes look at our future when we hand out lives over to Him, He doesn't tell us every single step at a time, but He does give us a guide. He has given us the Bible.  He is given us these powerful verses that teach us about what God can do. 
We shouldn't be fearful of giving Him control!!! He is our refuge and strength, he makes wars cease, and has the power to destroy, create, and heal. He says, "Be still and know that I am God." WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF?... Nothing. You have nothing to be afraid of. You don't need to be afraid of losing someone, of fitting it, of danger, or of any other thing because we know He is God! 
Letting go of the fear of the unknown, then humbling yourself to God, and letting him take control of your life is the best thing you can do. God created this whole earth, He created me and you, He has had His hands on this earth since the beginning of time and will continue to he until the end. As much as we try or want to control everything it will NEVER work.  We aren't God! When you let Him take control He will guide you into a great many things.  It doesn't mean everything will be perfect or easy. It just means that God is with you through all those tough things, and if you trust Him to take control then your faith will grow stronger. What are you fearful of? What are you not handing over to God? When will you hang it over to Him?

Dear God, I pray you would touch our hearts, that we would humble ourselves and realize we can't do what you can, that all of us would take those fears in our hearts and lay them in your hands, and that each of us would know YOU are God and that we would be still. I pray that we would give you are fears and remember You are our strength and refuge! It's in Jesus' name I pray. Amen. 

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