God is our refuge, says Psalm 46, an ever present help in trouble. Everyone knows trouble. Some people know a lot of trouble:
- Job loss and other financial distress
- Relationship troubles, which can include various toxic relationships or the loss of loved ones.
- Sickness and injury
- Oppression and persecution
- War and violence
- All manner of natural disasters
We commonly call the natural disasters “acts of God.” It takes robust faith to believe that God is our help in trouble.… Read the rest