Psalm 46 is about having faith in God no matter the storms life brings beginning “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” A very present help, he is right there with us, not just something we are to keep in mind as we go through it on our own. But this is also a prophetic Psalm speaking about the Final tribulation, the time of Jacob’s troubles.

The earthquakes and inundations by the oceans in verses 2 and 3 are described in detail in Revelation and Ezekiel 38. Verses 8 to 10 describe the Second Coming of Christ when wars are made an end to. This is a Psalm for those End Times, a voice of encouragment that no matter what the circumstances, God is faithful.

Psalm 96 is a declaration of that deliverance. That the Lord will be acknowledged throughout the earth and that he will judge in righteousness. Psalm 146 continues on the goodness and salvation of God, echoing Isaiah 42:7 in verses 7 and 8.

Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we won’t be afraid, though the earth changes,
though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas;
3 though its waters roar and are troubled,
though the mountains tremble with their swelling.
Selah.

4 There is a river, the streams of which make the city of God glad,
the holy place of the tents of the Most High.
5 God is within her. She shall not be moved.
God will help her at dawn.
6 The nations raged. The kingdoms were moved.
He lifted his voice, and the earth melted.
7 The LORD of Hosts is with us.
The God of Jacob is our refuge.
Selah.

8 Come, see the LORD’s works,
what desolations he has made in the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth.
He breaks the bow, and shatters the spear.
He burns the chariots in the fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations.
I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The LORD of Hosts is with us.
The God of Jacob is our refuge.

Psalm 96

1 Sing to the LORD a new song!
Sing to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Sing to the LORD!
Bless his name!
Proclaim his salvation from day to day!
3 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples.
4 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised!
He is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
but the LORD made the heavens.
6 Honor and majesty are before him.
Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe to the LORD, you families of nations,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
8 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due to his name.
Bring an offering, and come into his courts.
9 Worship the LORD in holy array.
Tremble before him, all the earth.
10 Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.”
The world is also established.
It can’t be moved.
He will judge the peoples with equity.
11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice.
Let the sea roar, and its fullness!
12 Let the field and all that is in it exult!
Then all the trees of the woods shall sing for joy
13 before the LORD; for he comes,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
the peoples with his truth.

Psalm 146

1 Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD, my soul.
2 While I live, I will praise the LORD.
I will sing praises to my God as long as I exist.
3 Don’t put your trust in princes,
each a son of man in whom there is no help.
4 His spirit departs, and he returns to the earth.
In that very day, his thoughts perish.
5 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help,
whose hope is in the LORD, his God:
6 who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them;
who keeps truth forever;
7 who executes justice for the oppressed;
who gives food to the hungry.
The LORD frees the prisoners.
8 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind.
The LORD raises up those who are bowed down.
The LORD loves the righteous.
9 The LORD preserves the foreigners.
He upholds the fatherless and widow,
but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.
10 The LORD will reign forever;
your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the LORD!

 

Passages from the World Messianic Bible