Few of us ever stop to think about the fact that the continents on planet Earth are actually afloat. Geologists have discovered that the continents continue to change their shape and form by moving plates. Volcanoes are the earth’s “heating and air-conditioning vents” that are arranged around the plates that allow them to “exhale” when the heat and pressure build. We live on a dynamic planet that constantly expands and contracts, moves and reshapes itself.
God, our Creator, did not “begin” something and then turn it “loose” to go its own way. The universe, in all of its many intricacies, reflects purpose and meaning, design and direction. If, as the geologists have proven, the earth is moving and changing and not in a fixed position, where can we find security and stake out a place where we will be safe from all of the “turbulence” of life?
Scripture always has the answer for life’s essential questions and concerns. Psalm 46 begins with the statement that “God is our refuge, our strength and our help.” That verse is followed by another statement that gives us the assurance that “we need not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea!” In these two verses we are given God’s answer for life’s never ending uncertainties. When we face times of insecurity and instability “we do not need to fear” because our God Who created it all is in all and working out His plan for our lives.
The essential fact, however, is that we must have faith and hope. We must have unquestioning faith in our God Who created and now sustains the universe and everything and everyone in it and on it and hope in Him who does all things well.
Prayer: Grant us Your peace and the assurances that come only from You that our fears are unfounded if we trust in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 46:2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;