Fear Not #4 – You Will Not Fall
The psalmist emphasized that as long as God lived among God’s people, the city of Jerusalem was invincible. “God is within her, she will not fall” (Psalm 46:5). Pause for a moment and let that sink in.
However, God tested Israel by having them surrounded by pagan nations (Judges 2:22). Centuries later Jerusalem did fall. Since God’s people had abandoned God, God abandoned his city.
When they made God their refuge, and God was living among his people, they experienced God’s help “at break of day” (Psalm 46:5). Daybreak was the time when attacks against cities were most likely to be launched.
When we make God our refuge, we also experience God’s help “at break of day”.
After a long dark night, wrestling with issues – things going on in the world, a problem at work, a broken relationship, a sick child, a decision to be made, a word spoken that we deeply regret –
In the morning, we feel a change as God speaks to our soul: “Peace, be still. You will not fall.”
“Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts” (Psalm 46:6).
As John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, lay dying, he tried to speak. At last, with all the strength he had, he cried out, “The best of all is, God is with us.” Again, raising his hand, and waving it in triumph, he cried out with joy, “The best of all is, God is with us.”
Maybe you are going through a time in your life where you need to hear God saying to you, “Peace, be still. You will not fall.” Take a minute right now to write that in your journal.
~ Pastor Dave