Let Go and Let God!!!
William J. Wyne
Psalms 46 opens with what I called a believer's bold declaration of faith. God is our refuge and strength; a present help in trouble is how it opens in verse one. Because of that opening declaration, we heard last week that God is a Refuge for us; God is a Resource for us and God Resides with us!
We listened on last week that this was without a doubt a statement of assurance. It opens with that assured statement; it is almost like that statement is a banner flag of victory being planted so that others could see that as a child of God we are winners.
And if you have been a child of God for a season, you can declare this statement as well; God is a refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. It is a part of our battle cry, and it is a part of the faith we have, he is a refuge.
If a way has been made, you know that he made that way, if a burden has been lifted, you know he was the one doing the lifting, if the darkness has disappeared, you know that it was his light.
If you are on the other side of the valley, you know that it was Him that walked you thru it. If you have survived grief and pain, you know it has been by his grace and the presence of God that brought you to that place. If you are comforted with some discomfort of life, you know that he had to send the Comforter for you to be at the place of comfort.
So, Psalms 46 opens with a believer's bold declaration of faith.
God without a doubt a refuge and strength, a very present help in the time of trouble
But the Psalms does not close with a declaration of faith; it closes with a demand to the faithful from God. If I have learned anything about the faith, it is that faith makes demands upon the faithful. Faith is about walking in promises, receiving blessings, basking in the abundance of his provision, being in an attitude of praise and thanks, knowing that God has blessings that have your name on it and all those wonderful ...
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