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Verse for the Year: Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. 1 Chronicles 16:11

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During March 2020 all of our services and meetings were suspended due to the impact of and Governement response to the coronavirus pandemic. As part of my keeping in touch with everyone I began to write weekly letters. These blog posts are simply extracts from those letters.

God is our refuge and strength

By bridcf, Apr 19 2020 08:31AM

My sermon this week focuses on an important lesson that we can learn at this time of lockdown and the Coronavirus pandemic - that ‘God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.’ (Psalm 46:1)

This is a wonderful truth for Christians to hold on to and is a message worth sharing, directing others to trust in Him. For the church's encouragement and as a way of sharing this wonderful truth, we produced an A4 poster of Psalm 46:1 for people to display in their window.

The words of the following song by Keith and Kristyn Getty sum up what is to know God as our refuge and strength and to know His ever-present help in trouble:

When trials come no longer fear

for in the pain our God draws near

to fire a faith worth more than gold

and there His faithfulness is told

and there His faithfulness is told.

Within the night I know Your peace;

the breath of God brings strength to me

and new each morning mercy flows

as treasures of the darkness grow,

as treasures of the darkness grow.

I turn to wisdom not my own

for every battle You have known.

My confidence will rest in You;

Your love endures, Your ways are good,

Your love endures, Your ways are good.

When I am weary with the cost,

I see the triumph of the cross;

so in its shadow I shall run

til You complete the work begun,

til you complete the work begun.

One day all things will be made new;

I'll see the hope You called me to

and in Your kingdom paved with gold

I'll praise Your faithfulness of old,

I'll praise Your faithfulness of old.

When Trials Come lyrics © Thank You Music Ltd