For Christians, everything we believe about God is based on what Scripture helps us understand. Faith in God is fueled by biblical truths about God.
Psalm 46 consists of a confession of faith followed by a response of trust: Psalm 46: 1-2. God is our refuge and strength...therefore we will not fear...
Should the world collapse under the weight of great catastrophes, God is a very present help in time of trouble. Right now we are witnessing "earth-shaking" calamities in politics, economics, and natural disasters. The questions is: will we live by faith or fear?
Twice we see the refrain: The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge Psalm 46: 7, 11.
The conditions of our world, with its problems of hunger, war, disease, and poverty are heartbreaking, but God is not oblivious to global suffering. see Psalm 46: 9
Be still and know that I am God (is the fact that requires our faith). I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10
Lord, we are easily shaped by what we see and hear. Remind us today of your great and precious promises: you are our refuge and strength; you are a very present help in time of trouble, and so we will not fear. Deepen our knowledge of you through your word. In Jesus' name, amen.