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God is our refuge and strength

In case you’re wondering why the silence since 7/7, this is just a reassurance to let you know that I wasn’t blown up, I am still alive and kicking. I’ve just been very busy, that’s all, what with preparations for Faith Camp and some more work for EurekaStep in my spare time. I will get down to writing something more for my blog after Faith Camp once I go on holiday (and once I’ve upgraded my laptop’s hard disk to something a bit less claustrophobic).

In the meantime, if you are ever tempted to worry about terrorists, tsunamis or things like that, just read Psalm 46. It has been a great source of encouragement and comfort to me in the past couple of weeks:

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging. Selah

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Come and see the works of the LORD,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear,
he burns the shields with fire.

“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah