When surrounded by enemies, physical or spiritual, Godâ€™s people take great comfort in knowing that God is our refuge. Psalm 46, one of the songs of Zion (compare Psalms 48, 76, 84, 87, 122), highlights Godâ€™s protective presence among His people. It was the basis for Martin Lutherâ€™s great hymn, â€śA Mighty Fortress is our God.â€ť According to the psalm title, Psalm 46 was written by the sons of Korah, a musical Levite family, and presented to the director of temple worship. The title also indicates that this psalm was to be sung according to â€śalamoth,â€ť an uncertain term thatâ€™s closely related to the Hebrew word for a young maiden and therefore may refer to a high pitched, soprano voice. The psalm divides nicely into three distinct sections, each ending with â€śselah,â€ť a term that seems to merely indicate a pause. The content of Psalm 46 reminds Godâ€™s people that we need not fear, that we will not fall, and that we can anticipate a peaceful future. Godâ€™s powerful presence brings peace.