God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble.
2 And so we need not fear even if the world blows up, and the mountains crumble into the sea. 3 Let the oceans roar and foam; let the mountains tremble!
Prayer at Time of Trouble
4 There is a river of joy flowing through the City of our God-the sacred home of the God above all gods. s God himself is living in that City; therefore it stands un- moved despite the turmoil everywhere. He will not delay his help. 6 The nations rant and rave in anger-but when God speaks, the earth melts in submission and kingdoms totter into ruin.
7 The Commander of the armies of heaven is here among us. He, the God of Jacob, has come to rescue us. 8 Come, see the glorious things that our God does, how he brings ruin upon the world, 9 and causes wars to end throughout the earth, breaking and burning every weapon.
10 "Stand silent! Know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation in the world!"
11 The Commander of the heavenly armies is here among us! He, the God of Jacob, has come to rescue us!