God is presented immediately in this psalm as ‘our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.’ Amidst a world of difficulty and trial, of violence and war, there is peace and security to be found with God. This is true, yet the challenge remains for Christians to consider whether what is true of God is their experience? Do you know him as your refuge and strength? Have you known his help in your times of trouble? If not, then we do well to be still and to run to our refuge and strength. We do so remembering that he is sovereign, making wars to cease and having his way over every event in the world. When we face our own trials and difficulties then, let us come to the great God above all gods, being still in his presence, certain that he will be exalted and that every plan of his will be fulfilled.