In recent weeks the entire world seems to have been caught in grip of its cold steel tongs.
What if I or my loved ones contract Corona Virus?
What if _________ becomes president of the United States?
The stock market is plunging – How can I feel secure?
The wheels of the world seem to be coming off as we fly at breakneck speed over some unseen precipice.
“Be still and know that He is God!”
“Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.”
PEACE – SELAH
“There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.”
SELAH – PEACE
“Come, behold the works of the Lord,
how he has brought desolations on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the chariots with fire.
Be still, and know that I am God.”
There is a God in heaven who rules over the affairs of men. Those who trust in Him are glad. Even in great storms when the waves swamp the deck of our little boats – our anchor strikes firmly on the rock.
“I will never leave your or forsake you”
“Fear not! I am the one who helps you.”
“I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no Savior.”
“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.”
“”Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
“Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.”
These are God’s promises to his people – to all who are His. Instead of giving in to fear turn your eyes to the One who alone rules over all things – to the one who has provided redemption and life and joy and peace that endures through any towering waves in this life.
If you don’t know this God – Seek Him today while he may be found – Call upon Him and you will find He is very near.
“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah”