Text: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1

Have you ever paused while eating to think about the farmers who grew the food for you? Are you thankful for them? Farming is a difficult job that requires a special kind of talent and commitment.

I’ve lived most of my life as a city boy, but I’ve had a chance to visit many rural communities where farming is the major preoccupation. I always marvel at farmers’ work ethic, generosity, and devotion to their task. Often times, without knowing it, these farmers exalt the name of the Lord. For example, I have heard a farmer explain on a television documentary that “As a farmer, I depend on God daily. I want others to know that they can lean on him too.” How?

Many of us who live in cities have a false sense of security. I’m guilty of that as well. We think our bread comes from the local corner shop or stall and our egg from the nearby farm settlement or poultry. We forget how dependent we all are on the many variables that need to fall into place to allow farmers to put food on our tables. We forget how dependent we are on God. Today’s passage reminds us that the God upon whom we depend is our refuge and strength—our help in every kind of trouble. Psalm 46 states that even if continents break up and sink beneath surging waters, we are not fearful. What a powerful confession! Our God is indeed strong and mighty, according to Psalm 24!

No matter where we live or what kind of life situation we are going through, we have secure protection in the Lord. Let us all take a pause from our daily grind today to give special praise to our Lord who daily loads us with benefits. God bless you as you do so. You shall excel IJN. Shalom.

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