Few of us ever stop to think about the fact that the continents on planet Earth are 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 its many intricacies, reflects purpose and planning, 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 establish a place where we will be safe from all the turbulence and “earthquakes” we face in life?
The Word of God. Scripture always has the answer to 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 faithfulness of God. 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 from Your faithfulness. May we recognize our fears that are unfounded and trust in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: We need not fear, though the earth gives way, and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. Psalm 46:2
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