God is our Refuge…our Rock…our Fortress…our Strength…our Hiding Place. And He is our Present Help in times of trouble (Ps. 46:1).
There is no getting around it, all of us will be confronted with troubles in this life — the Word says so (John 16:33). Our heavenly Father knows this and has already provided for us when we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of a violent storm. He remembers that we are made from dust (Ps. 103:14). So when troubles come, He is right in the midst with us — encouraging, strengthening, covering, delivering, comforting. . . and doing whatever else may be needed. I find it particularly reassuring to know that He holds our hands (Isa. 41:13 CEV), and always stands up strong on our behalf.
So whatever difficulties you may be facing today, remember: God knows . . . He cares . . . and He is your Present Help in times of trouble. With God for you, who (or what?!) can be against you?!
As the LORD instructed Joshua, He also commands you: Stay strong and encouraged!