Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea.
No psalm—not even the 23rd Psalm—offers imagery as evocative as Psalm 46. The opening verses immediately bring to mind a strong reason to hope when everything around me is falling apart. I can't help but remember this quote attributed to Martin Luther* when I read Psalm 46:1-2—
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would pass away, I would plant one more apple tree today."
The world gives me so many reasons to doubt, O Lord. But you are the one constant that gives me hope. It's a good thing you're all the hope I need. I pray in the Name of the Christ, who taught me to pray: Our Father...
*He probably didn't really say it, but it's a nice quote anyway.