We all have watched in horror at the devastation in Japan. A massive earthquake, whole cities being washed away by a tsunami and then the unthinkable of nuclear reactors melting down. At moments like this we are at a loss for words and at a loss for peace. Graciously God caused my mind to flash back to some words found in Psalm 46 – allow me to share them with you.
“God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains
be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling.”
(Psalm 46:1-3 NKJV)
Did you catch the part about the earth being moved and the oceans roaring? Sounds like this is just what we need. To remember that in spite of it all and whatever happens God is our refuge. We can and must trust Him. Trust begins with prayer and praise. Maybe these events can serve as wake-up call for us to get on our knees before our God and renew our trust and dependence on Him.
The next to last verse of this Psalm tells us that after we have acknowledged His place and power we must do as He commands…
“Be still and know that I am God”
He is, He has been and He ever will be God. For that I am thankful and in that I trust.
PS: The above is part of my current Bible Teaching series at Mount Calvary, hope you can join us in person or online for this study.