Tuesday’s Time

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea (Psalm 46:2).
The Psalmist speaks of tragedies above tragedies; events which to us would be inconceivable and unfathomable. When Jesus spoke of the end of Judaism, He described it as the stars falling from heaven, the sun being darkened and the moon not giving her light (Matthew 24:29). Isaiah used identical language when he foretold the defeat of Babylon ((Isaiah 13:10) and Ezekiel used similar terms when he told of the downfall of Egypt (Ezekiel 32:7-8). To the Jews, Babylonians and Egyptians, the end of their kingdoms and the world as they knew it, was unthinkable.
The Psalmist wanted us to consider events which to us would be unthinkable; things which would be so horrible we could not even contemplate life after such a tragedy. Think of the patriarch Job, who lost everything: substance, station in life, family and health. Most do not even want to consider such loses. But, even in such tragedies and especially in such tragedies, God is our refuge and strength.
The verse under consideration begins with the word “Therefore.” This word connects the effect with the cause: the effect is that we in the midst of great tragedy, we will not fear and our faith will not falter because God is our strength and refuge. God is the cause of strong faith; God is the cause of a fearless life. Because, God is able to keep and sustain His children;  because, God is able to know all things and see from the beginning to the end; because, God loves us and desires that which is best for us; because, God defeats Satan on every occasion; because, God is: I will not faint and I will not fear.
This day, thank God for His goodness and strength.