There is a lot of loss and chaos right now. It seems to be multiplying. What a mess. Out of control. Where is God? Am I safe?
The prayer might be, "Give me some handles Father. I feel a need to hold on tight and I don't know what will help that is in my reach."
4 A river brings joy to the city of our God,
the sacred home of the Most High.
5 God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it.
6 The nations are in chaos,
and their kingdoms crumble!
God's voice thunders,
and the earth melts!
7 The Lord of Heaven's Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.
God is your fortress, He can raise His voice and melt the earth if He wanted to.
All kinds of mess surrounded Jerusalem and this song reminded them that God dwells in the Holy Place.
GOOD NEWS, you are the Holy Place of God. And as a result, you are secured by God.
Though kingdoms would fall, Jerusalem was safe.
Thus the Lord Almighty is like a fortress "a high safe place," and "stronghold" to His people. YOU!
You find safety when You trust in Him.