The ______________ In Your ___________, Pt. 2
Psalm 46; Selected Scriptures
D.Z. Cofield, Th.M., D. Min.
April 26, 2020

Selah – Phonetic say-la.

The POWER In Your PAUSE, Pt. 1

1. You need to PAUSE and realize God is your REFUGE and STRENGTH.
(vv. 1-3)

Psalm 46:1-3 (ESV) – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in
trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the
mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

Refuge –

Isaiah 40:31 (ESV) – but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they
shall walk and not faint.

Present –

Trouble –

Isaiah 54:10 (ESV) – For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but
my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not
be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

The POWER In Your PAUSE, Pt. 2

1. You need to ___________ and realize ___________ is your source of
___________ and your ________________. (vv. 4-7)

Psalm 46:4-7 (ESV) – There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be
moved; God will help her when morning dawns. 6 The nations rage, the kingdoms
totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. 7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God
of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Fortress –

Isaiah 17:14 (NLT2) – In the evening Israel waits in terror, but by dawn its enemies
are dead. This is the just reward of those who plunder us, a fitting end for those
who destroy us.

Isaiah 12:3-6 (ESV) – With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 4
And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make
known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. 5 “Sing
praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the
earth. 6 Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the
Holy One of Israel.”

Psalm 30:5 (NLT2) – For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a
lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Questions to Consider

1. What comes to mind when you think of a fortress?
2. What makes you feel safe and secure?
3. What makes it so scary to experience a natural disaster such as a tornado,
hurricane, pandemic or earthquake?
4. How are the promises in this psalm meaningful to you?
5. What kinds of threats do you face today?
6. How has God been like a fortress to you?
7. What does this psalm teach you about God’s power over the nations and
governments of the earth?
8. How does “God being a very present help” help you handle your fears?
9. What does it mean to be still, and know that God is God?
10. How can you practice being still before the Lord?
11. How can you feel the Lord’s presence in your life?
12. What is one way you can remind yourself of God’s presence with you each day?