“A Very Present Help” (Psalm 62: 7, HCSB) by Carley Evans

“My salvation and glory depend on God, my strong rock. My refuge is in God.”

David sings, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; You save me from violence.” (2 Samuel 22: 1 – 2, ESV)

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea.” (Psalm 46: 1 – 2, ESV)

“The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows those who take refuge in Him.” (Nahum 1: 7, ESV)

God knows us — we who take refuge in Him, who rely upon Him as our “strong rock” and our “very present help in trouble.” Because God knows us and provides for us “strength,” we need not fear. God saves us. He is our shield, our stronghold, our fortress; and He saves us from the violence of evil men.

“He makes a complete end of the adversaries, and pursues His enemies into darkness. What do you plot against the Lord? He makes a complete end; trouble rises up not a second time.” (Nahum 1: 8 – 9, ESV)