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The Almighty God – JEHOVAH – is the only place of safety and trust for His people. This fact is clearly attested to by His Supreme power and complete control over the entire forces in the universe. By reason of our implicit trust that God Almighty is "our strong hold in the day of trouble", (Nahum 1:7), we, as His faithful worshippers, need not be unduly anxious or worried about how to sort out the troubles or numerous problems we face in life knowing that He is always there to handle them for us. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." - Jeremiah 29:11; Philippians 4:6,7

Text:

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

Comment:

Many people today do not know that JEHOVAH is the sacred name of God Almighty, and that they should call on Him when they are in trouble. Rather, they look to their wealth, military strength, spiritual powers, false gods, false prophets, and so on, contrary to the Bible. (Deuteronomy 18: 10-12; Psalm 33:16-19) Some even look to mortal man for help (Isaiah 31:1, 30:1-3). The Bible enjoins: “Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.” – Psalm 146:3, 4; Compare Jeremiah 17:5,6,7,8.

 

Speaking through Isaiah the prophet the Almighty God said: “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:22) Also, King Solomon declared “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” (Proverb 18:10) As a high fortress or place of refuge, a tower is a symbol of protection and safety. Those who serve God in truth and do His will enjoy His protection at all times in His Holy Organization which is his secret place or pavilion. David the prophet stated: “For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me: he shall set me up upon a rock.” – Psalm 27:5.

 

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