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. Selah
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
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. Selah.
-Psalm 46:1-11Our hope is in God who KNOWS ALLthings, SEES ALL things, HEARS ALL
things and IS our Refuge! Flood or dry places, God is in the midst of all that is around us. For us in the mid-west, it is water - the swelling of the Missouri River. Water overtaking towns, levees being breached, streets, highways, and interstates being closed with alternate routes around the vast flooded areas. Detours - a change in the routine of many! Change for so many - preparation for possible flooding in our houses, farms, cities and towns. But what I notice is the pulling together of people in need - helping hands filling sand bags - offering to help pack and move belongings to higher ground. A comradeship of those experiencing the hardships of the danger ahead!
God tells us in the above scripture that He is in the midst of all that is surrounding us - He is with us - He is our fortress!!! What a comforting passage of scripture. The "mother" of a blogger friend of mine (Karen) sent me this scripture and it was just what I needed after a hard weekend of packing belongings in preparation for the "unknown"! Will the levees hold for two months with more water being released from the dams up North or will they breach?! We just don't know. Some of us live very close to the levee - 1 mile away and the interstate is closed just 10 blocks up the street, people are loading up their possessions and moving in with family or friends. The unknown is very frustrating!! Is it going to flood down my street or not?? Oh, how I wish I knew!! I don't know . . . but I do know that God knows what is out there tomorrow, next week, next month, even two months down the road.
You know I can worry myself until I am sick! But I know that those of us here in the Midwest can only do what we can to "prepare" and "leave" the Missouri River and it's ongoing problems with 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". I know that I must, as Psalms 43 tells me, "be still and know that He is God and He will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with me and He is my fortress!"