“Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea …” (v2). We know more than ancient people did about extreme weather and earthquakes, but we still can’t control them, just as we can’t always control personal situations that “roar and foam” in our own lives (v3). God continues to be our only refuge and strength, our “very present help” in all kinds of trouble (v1).
We are the “city of God,” since He dwells among us (v4), and He has promised that we will stand firm. “God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns” (v5).