God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:1 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

Know That God is Our Helper

Canada’s Sustainable Development Goal, or SDG, aims to eradicate poverty in all its forms, one of humanity’s greatest challenges. Poverty forces individuals to make difficult choices and can result in poor quality of life outcomes including: food insecurity, inadequate housing, poor health, lack of access to services, social exclusion and other hardships. By 2030, SDG aims to: eradicate extreme poverty, reduce poverty by at least 50%, implement social protection systems, ensure equal rights to ownership, basic services, technology and economic resources and build resilience to environmental, economic and social disasters.

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Rich, powerful and important people usually have a bodyguard – someone who is always close by to protect them in case someone is trying to harm them. Visiting the Church of St. Anne in Jerusalem once, our tour sang – the acoustics are amazing. After we had finished singing, I looked across the pews and noticed three people listening – a well-know Christian preacher, his wife, and his bodyguard. Thankfully, I will never need a human bodyguard, but the Bible does promise me, and you, that we do have the assurance of God’s abiding presence with us in times of difficulty. Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” When life gets challenging – and it does – when we face family problems, financial difficulties, disappointments and fears, God promises to be with us. I love that the Psalmist says here that He is an ever-present help. He is always with us. When temptation comes our way, when we face challenges that seem to be far beyond our limited capabilities, God is our ever-present help. He is with you, right now.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley