Finding Refuge In Christ | Short Sermon Series
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” Psalm 46:1-3
It can sometimes feel like the storms of life are too much to bear. Like the world is crumbling before your feet, or insurmountable problems surround you on every side. David definitely felt like that in many Psalms that he wrote – after all, he had been in many life-threatening and frightening situations where his enemies literally were surrounding him. Take Psalm 22, for example, where he cries out that he feels like strong bulls encircle him, and roaring lions that tear their prey are opening their mouths wide against him (Ps 22:12-13). The fact is that in this life, we will have trouble (John 16:33), but thankfully, the story doesn’t end there.
Just as Jesus’s story didn’t end at the grave, our life stories do not end in desolation and despair. David faced times of trial, but in his Psalms of lament, he also recognised the power of God to shelter him from his frightening circumstances. And so, in Psalm 46, he shows his problems just how big his God is – that even if the earth completely crumbled, he would not fear, for he knows that God would be his refuge. God would lift him up of the pit and set his feet on solid ground.
Maybe you’re facing a problem that seems impossible to overcome. Or the burdens of life are getting too overwhelming to bear. Would you know that like David, you too can cry out to God in lament. And like David, you can proclaim the power of God over your situations. God is your refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, you will not fear – even if there is every reason to fear. Here is your invitation to give God your burdens today and find shelter in His loving arms. Know and believe that the same power that conquered the grave lives in you, and can conquer every struggle you face!