Thus, Jesus used this as an opportunity to urge His disciples to trust Him as God by reckoning His divine power and very near presence. Then, verse 10, like Psalm 2:10-12, urges all of the rebel nations to submit to God in view of His soon exaltation on earth. God will quickly end earth’s rebellion with one powerful word (46:6). Psalm 46:4-7 A song. 1 God is our refuge and our strength, in straits a present aid; therefore, although the earth remove, we will not be afraid: 2 Though hills amidst the seas be cast; though waters roaring make, and troubled be; yea, though the hills by swelling seas do shake. Be still!” (Mark 4:37-41), He was proving Himself to be “the Lord of hosts” who is sovereign over the universe. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. “Be still!” cries Heaven’s Sovereign, “Be still, for I am God! God Is Our Refuge And Our Strength, In Straits A Present Aid; Therefore, Although The Earth Remove, We Will Not Be Afraid. All rights reserved. All Rights Reserved. The earth is threatened by an untamed ocean, while “the city of God” is graced with a pleasant river and refreshing streams. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields, He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”, Scripture quoted by permission. Though Hills Amidst The Seas Be Cast; Though Waters Roaring Make, And Troubled Be; Yea, Though The Hills By Swelling Seas Do Shake. All kingdoms—all creation—will bow beneath my rod.”. John again emphasizes that Jesus’ enemies “[will be] slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse” (Revelation 19:21). For the director of music. Tune name: AURELIA. He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. Psalm 46:1-3 However, because of a long history of unbelief, God’s people found Jerusalem to be nothing more than a short-lived shadow of the heavenly city of God. But for right now, every Christian must rejoice, not only in the future anticipation of Jesus’ coming in power, but in the present reality of “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). Though mountains shake and tremble, though swirling floods are raging, God the Lord of hosts is with us evermore! The mighty Lord Jesus Christ, the One who will soon lead a mighty army against His foes, personally indwells every believer right now (Romans 8:9-10; Psalm 46:11). Because God delights in worship that is biblical, thoughtful and passionate—what we often call intentional—please consider the following overview of the biblical texts and doctrinal themes behind the psalm “God Is a Strength and Refuge”: This song vividly contrasts the ever-changing tumult of the ungodly world with God’s eternal stability and invincible power. © 2009 Church Works Media. Proud member 46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. © 2020 Church Works Media. Jesus will come on “a white horse,” will be ready to “make war,” will have “the armies of heaven…following him,” and “from His mouth [will come] a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations” (Revelation 19:15). Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. You can download the files after checkout with just your name and email. His throne stands unaffected while kingdoms rise and fall. Nor if the surging ocean exceeds its boundary. Selah. Psalm 46:1-3. While “Be still, and know that I am God” is often applied to believers who are going through trials, it is actually God’s command to unbelievers to acknowledge His sovereignty and repent of their rebellion before it’s too late. While resting in His shelter, no evil will we fear—. Fears gone, twelve men stood gasping when waves obeyed His will. This is the same God who graciously chose and saved deceitful Jacob and his ungodly children (46:7). The psalmist comforts himself with God’s greatness by consistently remembering God’s nearness: God is “a very present help;” “the Lord of armies is with us;” “the Lord of armies is with us!” Because the gloriously powerful God is with us in all of our trials right now, He Himself is our refuge, strength, help, and fortress. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Words by Joe Tyrpak; Music by Samuel Wesley. Come and see what the LORD has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth. There Is A Flowing River Within God’s Holy City; God Is In The Midst Of Her She Shall Not Be Moved! Today, we sing these same words with eyes fixed on the heavenly kingdom of our God which will eventually conquer all the kingdoms of this world. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. All rights reserved. Of the Sons of Korah. ❤️ If you benefit from our free products, please consider giving a donation. God Is Our Strength And Refuge, Our Present Help In Trouble, And We Therefore Will Not Fear, Though The Earth Should Change! When Jesus calmed a raging sea with the words, “Peace! God is our strength and refuge, a helper ever near. The very same voice that calmed the literal angry sea during His first coming will calm the figurative angry sea at His second coming. So Psalm 46 points us to “the Lord of Hosts,” the Lord Jesus, who will end all of earth’s warfare with His mighty voice. — Dismiss. of Mark 4:35-41; Revelation 19:15; Psalm 46:11 Verse 9 urges us to consider how he will display His power in the future: by ending every war and destroying every weapon.