God, Our Refuge And Strength

What is it about the war in Ukraine that many of us realize is so unjust? Where is God when war breaks out? When one nation unjustly attacks another nation? Let God’s faithful people look to Psalm 46 and God’s judgment of this planet. Written so long ago, can this psalm provide comfort now for God’s people, and hope for the future? Yes! Does it reveal how God will deliver His people “just at the break of dawn…” when Jesus Christ comes in glory? Yes!

And… what about God’s people in Ukraine who are currently suffering the ravages of war? Yes!

This Psalm has provided comfort and hope for God’s people since the time it was first written, this “Psalm of the Sons of Korah, who served in King David’s court in the land of Judah over 2,500 years ago.

This Psalm provided comfort and hope for the great reformer, John Wesley, as the night before he died, he was heard reciting: “The Lord of hosts (The Lord Sabaoth) is with us, The God of Jacob is our refuge.” Yes! In fact, Martin Luther wrote that great hymn, “A Mighty Fortress,” based upon this Psalm.”When Jesus appears in glory, perhaps God’s faithful will sing, “Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He, Lord Sabaoth His name, From age to age the same, And He must win the battle.”

I believe what I preach. I believe in Jesus Christ and His salvation. Do you want to know more? How Psalm 46 reveals the shaking and quaking of the earth and the seas? The voice of God will shake the earth and the almighty Lord and Savior will come and He will deliver His faithful people from this sin polluted earth. He will make the wars to cease, when He returns in glory.

Here is the link to watch and listen to the sermon

Published by Dean C. Read

I am a follower of Jesus Christ who seeks to make Him known to those who do not yet know Him, and to make Him better known to those who do. Thus, God has led me throughout my life of now over 6 decades. I have been married to and in love with the same woman for over 38 years and we have children and grandchildren whom I also love. That does not mean my family has not been through trials. We human beings certainly know how to test and even hurt those we love. But, God Himself also knows the challenges, the trials and even the fickleness of human love. Yet, Jesus has demonstrated that God's love is sure and secure, faithful to the very end. So, yes, I love because God is love. And, I seek to make the love of God known as it should be. I am a pastor, a preacher and a teacher of God's word, the Bible. Before I became a preacher, I was a public school teacher, and before that I worked at various jobs including, painting, construction, ambulance EMT, parts assembler, and even a paperboy back in the day. In school I played trumpet in the band, was a track and cross country runner, enjoyed most subjects including History, English and Science, and yet, after graduating from high school, I struggled to find my path. Perhaps you can identify? I did not graduate with my Bachelor's degree until I was 26 years old. And yet, from an early age I knew that God was a God of love, and that He had a plan for me, if I would just be open to His leading. God has brought me through many trials, and has always been there to pick me up when I had fallen or been discouraged. And now, I hope to write in such a way to attract others to this God of love. By the way, I also enjoy camping, reading and outdoor activities, especially strolls on the beach, or hiking a mountain trail. My favorite places on earth are Sequoia National Park because of the Giant Sequoia trees, Yosemite National Park, and the jewel of Georgia known as Jekyll Island. I could tell you more; but hopefully, as you read my posts you will learn more about the God whom I love.

One thought on “God, Our Refuge And Strength

  1. Enjoy reading your posts. Yes, there are trials in every life and only God can bring us through them. Hope in anything other than God is useless. I agree with you. Heaven is the goal. Blessings on your ministry and good works.

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