Psalm 46 — “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear…” This familiar Psalm is an expression of confidence in God. It represents not just what the Psalmist believed, but also how he felt. He felt these things about God to be true and therefore He was not afraid.
Often we read things about God in the Scriptures and we believe them, and yet we’re unaffected. The truth does not filter down into our soul and change us inwardly. We want to experience peace, assurance and hope, but we don’t. So how does it happen? How do we get to the place where the Psalmist was when we he penned these much-loved words?