All Rights Reserved. After she had gone, the person who introduced us said, “Do you know about her?” I said, “No.” She said, “She’s one of the most remarkable ladies in this whole congregation.” A short time ago, her husband, who was in excellent health, suddenly died without any warning. If you closely relate to Him, there is no way that you can be finally and ultimately defeated. Therefore, He is a God of power and purpose. What do we mean by saying God is a Refuge for His people? There is your balance. I had 40 teenagers with me from England. She was terribly shaken by this. You name it, he had it! I’ll change you from Jacob into Israel! He uses a second poetic expression after he talked about the earthquake. I enjoyed talking with her. This man didn’t cancel anything, he kept going. If they wouldn’t keep him out, they needed to have a place of refuge. I talked to a lady like that just this past week. When I sing that song, I always think of what Luther was going through when he wrote it. If you’re not committed to that, then much of what I have said would not be of much help to you in time of trouble. I will be still, and see what God does! “Come, and see what the Lord has done, and if you’re in trouble see your trouble in the light of what He has done. He is a God of overflowing grace and overruling serenity, and He is therefore a God of power and purpose alive within you. Don’t try to deal with the power of Satan, and don’t try to cope with trouble yourself. I realize He’s a refuge, and He’s a resident, but thirdly, I must also realize that God sends a river to His people. I say, “What a joy the Lord is actually resident in me — this old body of mine, this old mind of mine, this old house of mine is cracking at the foundation. Then thirdly, you respond by rejoicing in what He promises. It may be that as I preach on the subject When Trouble Comes you will say to yourself, “I don’t have any trouble, everything is fine by me.” Don’t be so sure that what I say won’t be worth remembering one day. If you check on this psalm, you’ll discover that He makes the statement, then He comes up with an application of the statement. Jacob and I have a lot in common. It was unpleasant to be caught in a storm quite like that. I miss the storms as well! Not only is God our refuge and our strength, God is “a very present help” in trouble. It relates to anyone who is in a time of trouble, or to anyone who will face trouble, no matter how extreme, in the future. So the simple message as to what to do in time of trouble is this: admit that God is your Refuge, and you can’t cope. So he had a word with God about Job. Some people would say, “Heave all responsibility when trouble comes.” That is not what it means. The rain clouds would come over and the winds would shriek and the waves would come in rising up to 20, 25 feet high, and the whole thing would come crashing in. So, what do I do in trouble? There’s no place to go! For others it can soften them like wax. I give up! 7  Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, God of angel armies protects us. He plants flowers and trees all over the earth,Bans war from pole to pole,    breaks all the weapons across his knee.“Step out of the traffic! All rights reserved. The thrilling thing about it is this: I must constantly realize that He is in residence among His people, and through the Holy Spirit He is “alive” in me. He plants flowers and trees all over the earth, 9  Bans war from pole to pole, breaks all the weapons across his knee. Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, God-of-Angel-Armies protects us. 2 We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake, 3 Before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains. Psalms 46:5 says, “God is in the midst of her, or within her, she will not fall.” Therefore she will not be moved. Resist that impulse to fight it, and relax in Him. We all know what happens when we have a snow storm. Announcement to shepherds - "A heavenly host." Thirdly, realize that, according to verse four, God sends a River of blessing to His people. He was a success. Jacob was twisted. 46 1-3 God is a safe place to hide,    ready to help when we need him.We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom,    courageous in seastorm and earthquake,Before the rush and roar of oceans,    the tremors that shift mountains. Maybe you ought to sometime soon. For it says in this verse, God is our Refuge, but also our Strength. It was rather nice to watch it from where we did, on the security of a sea wall. It’s in the context of trouble. With an earthquake, you can’t even go into a hole because you have a nasty feeling that the hole might be shaking, too. You realize certain things, you respond to certain things, and then you relax in your relationship with Him, and you will begin to discover the God of the Old Testament and the Christ of the New Testament and the Spirit of God, who has offered it Now, all combined on your behalf. If we want an excuse, we have a beautiful excuse when the snow storm comes — we cancel everything! Whatever else you do, realize that the River of the Spirit of God flowing in your life must be preserved. I can imagine him lying in the bottom of this pit, having struggled through the snow storm, wondering how he would ever get out. Jacob was a crook. 2 We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake, 3 Before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains. He plants flowers and trees all over the earth, The Message, Large Print, Brown Trio Leather-Look, The Message Large-Print Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, teal, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, amethyst gem, The Message // REMIX 2.0, Soft Imitation Leather, Color Spectrum, The Message Personal-Size Bible--soft leather-look, black wave, The Message Bible, Compact Soft leather-look, tan. I begin to discover courage flowing in my veins through the operation of God by His Spirit in my life. It’s fascinating. All Rights Reserved. Contributed by Dr. Lewis W. Gregory on Jun 2, 2020. based on 1 … Admit when you’re beaten, and head for the “City of Refuge.” You run out of a building because the building might collapse on top of you. In other words, as far as the Old Testament sage was concerned, he knew he didn’t have to reach further than the tips of his fingers to be able to lay hold of the hand of God. It’s very important that we be prepared when trouble comes. We are trusting the Lord to do what He intends to do! Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, God of angel armies protects us. My problem is this: God’s given me so much time to study the principles, I hate to think what He’s cooking up for me now. 8-10 Attention, all! And you will begin to discover “Victory” in trouble, provided, of course, you are living committed to Him. That means there has to be a resisting of every natural impulse that you have, to hit that trouble as hard as you can. That’s how the River of God makes glad the City of God. Psalms 46:10 says, “I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” That’s going to help with your trouble. There is a power of evil in the world. is a leading resource that provides tools and ideas for pastors and church leaders to help them lead well. He was the greatest! In the Cities of Refuge, there was a touch of mercy, though. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). I quit! Gen. 2 the host of heaven stars. You learn to cope with it, and you learn to overcome it when you apply the principles that we have here in Psalms 46. “The Lord of hosts is with us!” In Martin Luther’s hymn, you will remember that one of the lines says, “Lord Sabaoth His Name!” What does that mean? To be clear on this, the Lord Jesus in John 7 said, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He that believeth in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.” Then the word of explanation comes from John, “This spake He of the Spirit.” Sometimes trouble comes with the sheer finality of an earthquake.


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