1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
7 The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
8 Come and see what the LORD has done,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields 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.
1. Silence – Read/Listen – Meditate – Pray – Contemplate
2. What is the word or phrase that touches you today as you read and
meditate on this passage?
3. When have you felt the safest in your lifetime? Why? Circle or
underline every word in this passage that deals with the concept of
safety and security. What is your emotion as you read this word or
phrase? How is that related to your current situation? What does
God tell you to do?
4. When you pray, are you able to be still and listen to God’s voice and
feel his presence? Take several minutes to allow the Holy Spirit to
free your mind of any anxious thought, concern or stress right now.
Ask God to release you from these thoughts that hold you captive
and paralyze you. At this time, ask God to fill you with the promises
from this psalm concerning the safety and security found only
Prayer & Journaling:
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen
to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer
in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.