January 20, 2020 – Psalm 46:1-3.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 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. Psalm 46:1-3.

Our world crumbles around us, and yet we know, our strength and our safety comes from the Lord who made Heaven and Earth.  The Lord who made a way for the Israelites across the Red Sea and delivered them from the Egyptian warriors. He will make a way for each of us.

Nothing is impossible for God.  Nothing is too great for the Lord our God who created the universe we dwell in.  God, Himself, reassured Job by recounting the ways God provided the stability of His Creation with questions, such as “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?” “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail?” “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that a flood of waters may cover you?” (Found in Job 38.)

God tells us, “Be Still, and know that I am God.” When we know this in our hearts. He gives us His Peace each day.

           Where could I go, oh where could I go? Seeking refuge for my soul
            Needing a friend to help me in the end, Where could I go, but to the Lord? (Gaither)

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. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalm 46:9-11.