“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1, ESV). Here the sons of Korah declare the marvelous security of those who trust in the Lord. The image is of a stronghold or place of safety where God’s people may shelter against even the fiercest catastrophe. Thus the following verses describe the supreme safety of the Lord’s presence against world-shaking cataclysm (vv.2-3), and the psalm’s refrain reiterates this theme of God as fortress (vv.7, 11).
Rely on God’s merciful might to protect you. God is the shelter of His people; in every danger, He can save; in every struggle, He can lift you up. Place your confidence in Him. Though the road may be perilous, He will bring you safely home.