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God Is Our Unshakeable Refuge And Strength - Psalm 46:1-2

Welcome to Day 21 for a short powerful devotion from our 30 Psalms For Anxiety, Fear, Worry, And Depression bible plan. This short devotional is from Psalm 46:1-2. And make sure to join me in prayer at the bottom of this post.


God is our refuge and strength

Read Psalm 46:1-2: (Click on the verse to read it in various translations)

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,"


In the midst of life's challenges and uncertainties, it is comforting to know that we have a refuge and a source of strength in God. Psalm 46:1-2 beautifully expresses this truth, assuring us that God is our unwavering support, always present to help us through troubled times.


Ever-present help in times of need

God is your refuge and our ever-present help in times of need.


Picture this: the ground trembles beneath your feet, chaos surrounds you, and everything you once knew crumbles before your eyes. It is in those very moments that these verses come alive, speaking directly to your heart. They whisper a powerful truth: your fearlessness doesn't stem from your own strength or invincibility.


No, it springs forth from the incredible nature of our God. He is your unwavering refuge, your mighty fortress, and your ever-present companion who stands at the ready, eagerly extending a helping hand when trouble comes knocking.

God is our refuge

In the face of overwhelming circumstances, we can find solace and strength in the arms of the One who never leaves our side.


In Psalm 46:1, the psalmist begins by declaring, "God is our refuge." A refuge is a place of safety and protection. In times of trouble, when we feel overwhelmed or threatened, God is our secure hiding place. He offers us shelter from the storms of life, a haven where we can find solace and peace.


God is our strength

God is not only our refuge but also our strength. God's strength is limitless, and it becomes our strength when we rely on Him. In our moments of weakness, He empowers us to overcome challenges, endure hardships, and find the courage to press on.


God is a very present help in trouble

The psalmist also assures us that God is an ever-present help in trouble. We can take great comfort in knowing that God is never far from us, but always near. He is attentive to our cries for help, ready to come to our aid at the right time.


Recognize that God's help may not always come in the way we expect or on our preferred timeline, but it will come according to His perfect wisdom and love.


The Confidence to Overcome Fear:

The psalmist concludes these verses with an affirmation of faith:

"Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart

of the sea." Psalm 46:2.

When we truly understand and embrace God as our refuge, strength, and ever-present help, fear loses its grip on us. We can face the most daunting challenges with unwavering confidence, knowing that God is with us.


The Lord is my refuge and my strength

Conclusion: The Lord is my refuge and strength in all things. Do you call on the Lord to be your refuge and strength?


Psalm 46:1-2 reminds us that in God, we have an unshakeable refuge, an unfailing strength, and an ever-present help. As you meditate on these verses, draw near to God, trusting Him with your worries and finding solace in His presence. You can approach each day with the confidence that, regardless of the circumstances, you are secure in God's arms.


Free printable prayer journal

Take a moment to consider any fears or anxieties you are currently facing. Surrender them to God, asking Him to fill you with His peace and assurance.

Use our free printable prayer journal that was specifically designed for our 30 Psalms challenge on anxiety or a notebook to answer those questions above. You can download it here. Use it to go deeper as you ponder all that God will reveal to you as you spend time in His presence.


printable prayer journal psalms for anxiety

Bible affirmation: Remind yourself often of these biblical truths.

  1. God is your unshakeable refuge or Strong Tower. He is a place of safety and shelter, providing protection from harm or danger.

  2. God is your STRENGTH. God's strength is limitless, and it becomes Your strength when YOU rely on Him.

  3. God is your ever-present help in trouble. He is attentive to your cries for help, ready to come to your aid at the right time.

Scripture prayer: Psalm 46:1-2

Join me in praying Psalm 46:1-2.


Father, our strength and security come from You alone, not from our own feeble abilities. We find comfort in knowing that in the midst of life's storms, You are our unshakable shelter, our safe haven where we can find rest.

Thank You, Father, for being our refuge. When the world around us crumbles, and uncertainty looms, You are our constant source of hope and peace. Your presence surrounds us like a protective shield, assuring us that we are never alone. In You, we find comfort, knowing that You will shield us from harm and guide us through the darkest valleys. thank You for being our ever-present help in trouble. Amen.


Other encouraging Bible verses


Related Resources:

You will find the 30 Psalms For Anxiety, Fear, Worry, And Depression bible plan HERE It will have the list of 30 Bible verses that we are using for 30 days for our bible challenge.


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Karen xx.








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