The Lord is here, now.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
What a promise and comfort this is. God is our refuge! The safety He supplies. He gives us strength and without it, we crumble under the weight of this world. His help is not distant or past tense. Its not future. His help is present, right now. There is hope, in which He imparts to us, but He never left us, is right there through our trials.