God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble
Be still, and know that I AM God
Those are some comforting verses. He's where we can run when trouble surrounds us. He tells us to quiet down & not worry. Don't we know? He's God. He's got this.
But the verse that jumped out at me (again...love it when God reveals to me!) is verse five.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, and that right early
In the midst -- qereb -- pronounced: keh'·rev
For Psalm 46, qereb implies inside of the body, the heart, the mind, as the seat of thought and desire
But wait! There's more!
Let's look at the etymology (the root word) qarab -- pronounced: kä·rav'
qarab means to come near, enter into, draw near, to bring near
SPECIALLY: God is said to draw near when He aids the afflicted
When trouble comes our way, God is in the midst. If we stop the panic, quiet our hearts, and be still, we will find God. I need only make Him the seat of my thoughts. As I enter into His midst, He draws near to me.
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.