God’s Sovereignty

(A Psalm 46 Study)


A sermon by Pastor Rudy Dolloso

Transcribed by Rachel Marie

What do you do when life becomes difficult?

I’ve learned to cling on to Psalms 46 in these times.

Psalms 46:10 — Be still and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in faith.

1. Be still and know Him as a refuge. 

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah –(Psalm 46:1-3, ESV)

God is relentless in times of change. We see this to be so in Psalms 18:2-3. When we are exhausted, God is able to strengthen us. (Isaiah 40:28-31)

God is always there to provide help for us. He is ever-present. May we do away from pride and run to God for help. (Psalms 34:17-19)

2. Be still and know Him as a river. 

Time and time again, we see God to be known as a river:

In Jeremiah 2:13— for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.

In John 4:14— but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

In John 7:38— Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

3. Be still and know Him as the ruler. 

Psalm 46: 8— Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. ( ESV)


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