This is another case of what Christians are supposed to do when they face a problem and what some might do. How Christians handle deal with a trouble can either positively or negatively affect others.
Trust and thanksgiving are the primary topics in Psalm 46. It starts with solid commendation for the strength of God and his accessibility. It proceeds with the affirmation that the country of Israel need not dread, regardless of whatever happens. Despite of how anybody may seethe, or endeavor, the psalm pronounces that God will one day judge humankind and put a final end to war. The psalm closes as it started by trusting in the Lord of hosts, since he is with them as their safe, invincible Protector.
Psalm 46:1-7 presents the subject of confidence and trust in God. He is Israel's defender, and he is available at whatever point the individuals of Israel need Him. The Israelites can trust and confide in him paying little mind to whatever occurs. Neither regular catastrophes nor the danger of other countries can shake God's people, since they have a bountiful stock of the presence of the Lord of hosts, the God of Jacob.
In verses 1-3:
The dread of mountains and urban communities out of nowhere disintegrating into the ocean because of an atomic impact frequents numerous individuals today. Yet, the psalmist says that regardless of whether the world ceases, we need not dread. Notwithstanding utter annihilation, he communicated calm trust in God's capacity to save him. It may appear to be difficult to think about the apocalypse unafraid, however the Bible is clear, God is our shelter even with complete annihilation. He is not just an impermanent retreat; he is our endless sanctuary and can give strength in any situation.
The expression "a very present help in trouble" profits a more profound review. The idea of God being "very present" could likewise be expressed as "our God is in all things" (Deuteronomy 4:7). Previous encounters, including history, show that God is deserving of our trust (Hebrews 12:1). Christians today might feel caught in difficult spots. Like the Jews that were assaulted by the Assyrians, the best game-plan is to confide in the Lord to deal with the circumstance. He has done it previously, and he can do it again whenever the need arises.
In verses 4-5:
Numerous large cities have rivers moving through or near them, supporting the lives of the inhabitants by making agribusiness conceivable and working with exchange with other cities. Jerusalem had no waterway, yet it had God who, like a river, brought life to the land. However, as long as God resided with people, the city was invulnerable. Yet when they deserted him, God ceased to protect them, and Jerusalem was conquered by the Babylonian army.
Empowering proclamations in the Psalms are inclined to being taken outside any connection to the subject at hand. Verse five is a typical illustration of this. The expression "God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved" is consistently applied to support ladies in troublesome conditions. But the “her” referenced here is the city of Jerusalem, not a woman (Psalm 46:4). It is suitable to be energized while perusing this refrain, realizing that God's solidarity secures the individuals who honor Him (Exodus 20:6). However, it is not a reference to women or any specific woman. Instead, this assertion is essential for Israel's acclaim for God's liberation (Psalm 46:1-3).
In verses 6-11:
War and annihilation are inescapable, yet so is God's last triumph. Around then, all will be still before Almighty God. How appropriate is it for us to be still currently, respectfully, and reverently honoring God and his majesty and power? We should take the time every day to be still and worship and give thanks unto God.
Christians need to avoid faulty ways of dealing with trouble. Do not hold God responsible. Do not resort to resentment. Do not surrender to self-pity. Do not escape through some type of anesthesia (drugs, alcohol, etc.).
Christians should face trouble with faith. Trust in the goodness and in the power of God. Discover and depend on God’s promises. Accept God’s forgiveness and forgive others. And always search for the good in life.
Christians should develop a plan for enduring the pain of trouble by searching through God’s Word, listening for God’s voice, giving praise to God and be thankful of the blessings that we have, recognize God’s angels that are around us, grow our faith and trust in God, and let a Christian friend be a friend.
God is always there to assist us, offering safety, peace, and refuge. God’s power is unending, and the victory has already been won. Those who love Him will be rescued by Him.
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