Psalms 46:1. When we believe in Jesus and belong to Him, we can take comfort in knowing that God is our refuge and strength. Sometimes life can be tough and scary, so we need a refuge, protection, and strength to help us endure hardship and adversity. Having God as a refuge gives us a safe place that we can go when life frightens us, and everything seems to be going against us. God is always there for us and knows what we are capable of enduring. Whenever we are faced with more than we can handle, we should depend on God to provide us with His strength through the Spirit which is much stronger than our strength and can empower us to accomplish more with God than we could ever be capable of accomplishing alone. Not only does God protect us and strengthen us, but He is also always present during trouble which makes us feel more secure. Oftentimes, during trouble, some of our friends and family may desert us, but God never will. He provides security for us by being ever present and always willing to help us with our troubles. When others run away from us, God draws that much closer to us in our times of trouble and need. If you are feeling afraid, need security, refuge, and strength, or are in trouble or in need, always know that God is there for you, loves us, and is willing to provide help.