God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.
Although we face different difficult circumstances every day, God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. God’s people have an undoubted certainty that God has never changed and is always in control. No matter in political turbulence or during pandemics, He is our very present help all the time. Once we turn to Him and repent to Him, He can change our hearts. Not only godly women but also men can lean on Psalm 46:5 as we know God is within her, she will not fall.
In this article, we are going to figure out who is she or her here refers to, the meaning of “God is within her, she will not fall” and the inspirational application of it today.
Psalm 46 is a beautiful song that celebrates the safety and promises God gives to His people in times of the threatening world.
God is our refugee and help in time of need, the river of which waters roar and foam and provides joy for His people, and he’s present with us all the time and His voice and strength can melt the earth.
Then the hymn speaks that God is exalted by all nations. He makes war cease, breaks the bow and shatters the spear and burns the shields with fire.
Psalm 46:7 and 11“The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” are the refrain of this Psalm. It is stated twice, once in each verse, that the Lord is with us.
Psalm also refers to the city of God in Heaven and the contemporary church on Earth. There will be an actual river flowing in Heaven as we read this river is symbolically referring to the Holy Spirit in New Testament. The city of God is safe and powerful for His people dwelling in it.
To better understand “God Is Within Her, She Will Not Fall” Psalm 46:5, we need to first figure out who she is here. Actually, in the Old Testament, she is normally referring to Israelites, who are God’s chosen people.
The author of this chapter was originally talking to Jewish descents, breaking down the blessing that would come through Zion, the city of God. God is present with His people and His holy presence is leading and working through them.
Since God is protecting and guiding His chosen people, they will not fall. They have heavenly strength and the very present help in time of need.
Today, after the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Jesus makes God’s promise to all His chosen people on Earth, not only those of Jewish descents in the Old Testament. We, those who were regarded as Gentiles are now part of God’s plan due to the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross.
In Hebrew, the author Paul the Apostle made it very clear that we have the confidence to enter the holy places” (Hebrews 10:19) by what Jesus’ blood has accomplished. A new identity has been given to us and we must change the way how we live this life. God’s calling has been made to each of His people. He doesn’t call you or me to be priests, missionaries, theological professors but He calls all of His chosen people to be disciples, which means to follow Him.
In every generation and country, His will for His people are the same. Let’s live a Christ-centered life by devoting ourselves to Him again and again. Read and study Bible more consistently, as this is the way to know more about God and His commands on His people. And treat others like what Jesus treats people. Start and end the day by more prayers to God.