Great comfort can be found in understanding that God, our help, is ALWAYS near in times of need. Too often when troubles come we become blinded by fear, stress, or even momentary panic. We forget that God is near and that we can find safety in Him. The Psalmist tells us that “when the world falls apart, when the mountains crumble into the center of the sea, when its waters roar and rage, when the mountains shake because of its surging waves,” (vv. 2-4 CEB) we can rest knowing God is not far.
Those who place their trust in God will rejoice in the blessed assurance that God’s presence displaces all fear. This confidence should transforms our attitude when faced with adverse situations. We no longer need to encounter problems as those who have no hope, but we move forward knowing that “God is our refuge and strength, a help always near in times of great trouble.”
We are not alone, God is with us!