The Lord is Our Strength
Topic: AM Service Passage: Psalm 46:1–46:11
Most of the time, we live as if we are in complete control of our world and circumstances. That is because our world is orderly and ordinary. The Lord God makes it so – upholding the world by the Word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). But there are occasions when the Lord breaks into our complacency; when He shows us how frail we are; when we look around us and wonder how we will make it through the day. At those times, we are faced with a choice: to be consumed by fear or to trust the Lord. Psalm 46 is a testimony as to how the believer can trust the Lord during trials and struggles. It was a favorite Psalm of the Reformer Martin Luther, and about this psalm, he wrote his famous hymn “A Mighty Fortress.” When we look to God, we see that “The Lord is Our Strength” (Psalm 46:1-11).
I. The Lord is the Strength of His People (46:1-3)
II. The Lord is the Strength of His Church (46:4-7)
A. A Great Blessing
B. A Mighty Fortress
III. The Lord is Exalted in the Earth (46:8-11)
A. See the Exalted One
B. Trust the Exalted One
Questions for consideration: (1) In times of trouble, where are you tempted to
look instead of to the Lord? Why do you think that is? (2) What does it mean for
the Church to know that God is in her midst? How does that help us? (3) Why is it
important for you to know that the Lord is exalted?