There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
The river is for us—a source of supply, an origin of life, a spring of hope—a river of blessing that flows from God. It makes us glad by feeding our faith, satisfying our souls, and renewing our spirits. In times of turmoil I find it is often enough to simply say, “There is a river.”
God is the source, supplying all we need when we drink deeply. There is no shortage where God dwells; He is with us and promises help (verse 5). Even when “nations are in uproar” and “kingdoms fall,” the earth melts at the sound of His voice (verse 6).
There is a river. Let the certainty of that truth assure your heart and minister peace to your soul.