I can trust God. God provides me a safe place. Some days we all need a refuge or even a fortress to rest up.
God is always ready to help. There is never an occasion where God turns His eye away and ignores us. God is good, always in a good mood and can be counted on. Always and forever.
God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. | ~Sons of Korah | Psalm 46:1
The Hebrew word used here, machseh, which refers to a place of refuge, creates an image of a stronghold or impenetrable fortress (Ps 61:3; 91:2). It emphasizes God’s protection.
strength The Hebrew word used here, oz, emphasizes God’s power to protect or save (21:1; 29:11).
a very sufficient God’s help is always accessible or available to His people.
As a side note, of all of the psalms in the Bible, eleven are attributed to the sons of Korah. These beautiful psalms express a spirit of great gratitude and humility to an awesome, mighty God. They express a longing for God and deep devotion.
These poetic songs include Psalms 42—50, 62, and 72—85.
- Psalm 42:1 contains the beautiful line, “As the deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.”
- Psalm 84:1 states, “How lovely is your dwelling place, O God.”
- Psalm 46:1–3 conveys the powerful message, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”