Guest Blog written by: Brad Kempson
There are two major reoccurring themes in this passage. One is that God is our refuge and strength. Many times in this passage, the psalms, especially the psalms of David, say that he is their refuge and their strength. That is something we need to remember too. We don’t have to face anything by ourselves. God is with us and gives us the ability to do the things in front of us.
Another theme is that God helps us in times of great struggle.m I have found this in my life, as well as in the lives of people close to me. God doesn’t ever give us anything we can’t handle without Him. This is true for me and some of the things I have struggled with. God is always with us and always helps us.
There are a few verses that stick with me in today’s reading. One is Psalm 46:10. This says, “He says, ‘Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted among the earth’.” The biggest thing that I saw in this verse is, Be still and know that I am God. Sometimes I need to remember this because I try to take over in life and put God in the passenger seat. Another verse that stuck out to me is Psalm 51:10-12. These verses basically say, make me pure God, make my spirit strong with you. Don’t look away from me God, don’t remove me from your Holy Spirit. Give me a willing soul. I like these verses because I feel this way sometimes. I feel that I haven’t done good enough and that God will put me away. But that will never happen. He will always loves me no matter what I do, or what you do, he will always stay with us.