God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
The earth seems to be quaking more, or at least the news is reporting more……
Children disappear and parents become the first suspects……
Life is stressful.
The news is troubling on every channel.
Where do we turn?
Doctors can medicate.
Counselors can listen.
Friends can comfort.
Family can love.
But only God can calm us to the very core, because He holds everything in His hands.
He works through all of this.
The quakes, the fear, the stress, the loss……..
He understands our anxiety.
He provides a way to cope.
He speaks. Storms stop.
How does He speak?
Through His Word.
Today, my heart is filled with many different kinds of emotions but HIS WORD remains the same……
steadfast and sure.
He is the Lord Almighty.
And He is with Us.