God is our refuge & strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
We won't fear,
even if earthquakes come
& the mountains crumble into the sea. (NLT, 1st ed.)
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. (The Message)
God is our shelter and our strength.
When troubles seem near, God is nearer, and He’s ready to help.
So why run and hide?
No fear, no pacing, no biting fingernails.
When the earth spins out of control, we are sure and fearless.
When mountains crumble and the waters run wild, we are sure and fearless. (The Voice)
Would our present day be considered “times of trouble”?
We're certainly having earthquakes – in Oklahoma & Montana?
Have we got “mountains crumble into the sea”?
Check the Pacific Coast Highway...
How about “waters run wild”?
There sure does feel like we've got weird weather, dumping lots of water & causing loads of flooding.
“Rush & roar of oceans”?
Well, the oceans are slowly rising, causing a lot of havoc...
But this psalm says that God's got our 6...
And we don't need to be fearful.
That may not mean that we will be kept from facing the “troubles” as they fling themselves at us.
What we can be sure of is that with God strength working in us, we can face whatever comes...
Am I reading these 2 verses right?