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One of the things many people are dealing with during this pandemic is being alone. There are some people that are feeling alone during this pandemic, even though there are others living in the house. They feel this way because with all that is happening the walls are closing in on them. They have seen what took place on January 6th, and could not believe this happened. They have seen on the news the number of mass shootings that have taken place in various places in our country. The cost of gas has skyrocketed, and food cost has increased. With all of these things happening they don’t see them coming to an end. They don’t know where to turn for help and they feel like they are in isolation. Some of these people profess to be Christians, and it causes some to scratch their heads. None of us are above feeling alone, if we allow situations and circumstances to get the best of us. This is why we have to:  stay focused on the Lord,  study His word,  apply it to our lives, and pray continuously. This is how we combat feeling alone. 

The writer of Psalm 46 wants us to know we are not alone. This Psalm begins by saying, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” The writer wants it to be known, that we serve a God that has the ability to do great things for us. We have a God to go to, and He will keep us safe. Once we are with Him, nothing can overtake us, and we learn He is present with us every step of the way. Since this is true, we are told in verse two, “we will not fear”. There is nothing greater than our God, so no matter what changes around us, God is present in our lives. The writer is saying this so that we will give our attention to what God can do, and not focus on the things happening around us. When we focus on the things around us, we will start to feel overwhelmed, and think we are alone. This is why the writer tells us in verse ten to do the following: “Be still, and know that I am God!” In order to be still we have to trust in God, and that will only happen when we know what He is capable of doing. God took the earth when it was an empty void, and made everything we see. Therefore, what is on this earth, that God cannot change? This is why the writer makes this statement in verse eleven, “the Lord of hosts is with us.” To let us know, that no matter what is going on we are not alone.

I want you to know, that the Lord is present in your life. You will no longer focus on your situations and circumstances but will give the Lord your undivided attention. You understand God is your safety, power, and present help. So no matter what comes your way, you will remain still knowing you are not alone. Continue to walk in your blessings!