Monday, November 08, 2010

Psalm 46:1-3

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 foamand
the mountains quake with their surging.

King Over the Flood,
You are robed in majesty, armed in strength, and enthroned forever! High above the tidal waves of worry, You saw the earth quaking as millions of people watched in terror while their stock portfolios plunged in the wake of the nation's most momentous financial crisis since the Great Depression. The whole world was in an uproar as manmade mountains of money melted into the heart of the sea, and congressional leaders frantically battled the bail out bill.

Affecting everyone from Wall Street to Main Street, there was no escaping the horrendous flood that swept over this once lush land and its exaggerated economy. Facing a tempest of fear, we watched our wealth submerge into the foamy sea of uncertainty, and were confused about what to do to survive.

Yet, Your powerful and majestic Voice soars over the waters. Your thunderous promise is to be our refuge, strength and help in times of trouble. We need to open wide our Bibles and run into You! Your throne is firm, immovable and eternal. In You we will be blessed with peace and power when the rest of the world is plagued with panic and pandemonium. Knowing that You are the sovereign King over the Flood, we need to be still and know that You will be exalted among the nations.

Please dear Lord, give me ears to hear and faith to believe that You are who You say You are and You will do what You say You will do through every wild and roaring circumstantial storm to ascribe glory to Your holy name. Amen.

We are living in frightening times of uncertainty, but we're not without hope. We have God's great promises! He promises to be our refuge, our strength, and our help in times of trouble. Open your Bible and run into Him! In Him there's no reason to fear. He is the sovereign King over the Flood. Do you believe Him?

Psalm 29: 10-11
The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
the LORD is enthroned as King forever.
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

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