A Refuge in the Storm

So no blog today, just a word from my “quiet” time (quiet is relative in my home 🙂 ).

Psalm 46 says,
“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and the 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.
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.”

Can you imagine standing unafraid in such turmoil. It sounds like a discription of earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis… definitely horrible. And yet to the psalmist, the reality that God was with Him was enough to stand in the face of the end of the world without fear. We let much smaller things than this bring fear into our hearts, like the economy, or finances, or even job transitions.
I just love the end of this section, “God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved.” No matter what comes against us, or what we are facing, when you have God in the midst of you, you will not be moved. You will not be pushed around by the waves of turmoil. Your heart is anchored and you have a refuge from the storm. This just ministered to my heart today because it is a great comfort to my heart and it is also my prayer for all the people in the Gulf of Mexico who are facing Hurricane Dolly.

God bless and have a day filled with God’s peace, no matter what you are facing.