November 24, 2020
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A Proven Help

"God is our refuge and strength, a well-proven help in trouble." – Psalm 46:1 MEV

The psalmist knew what it was like to need help. He had encountered various challenges, opposition, and obstacles. He must have had financial needs and perhaps health or relationship challenges. As a leader of his nation, he also knew that his people confronted many types of adversaries.

This psalm is a testament to ways God had helped him. He had been a “refuge and strength.” This was not just a theory but also a fact. God had been there when he needed Him. And He can help everyone who calls on Him.

He had been in situations where there seemingly was no hope when he had been tempted to worry and be afraid. But the psalmist realized that he always could trust in God. He did not need to panic or give in to fear but could “be still and know that I am God” (v. 10). He could be confident in God.

The psalmist had experienced how God’s help flowed like a mighty river. Trusting Him provided stability and a refuge for His people. Others could see His works for themselves. They could see how He gave strength to those who were weak.

These are truths you can know yourself. No matter what challenges you face, commit them to God. Trust in Him. Don’t give in to worry or fear. Remember that He is with you. Pray. Be still in His presence. Meditate on the truths in His Word.


Father, thank You for helping me so often. I commit today’s challenges to You. Thank You that I can trust in You. In Jesus’ name, men.

Extended Reading

Psalm 46

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