Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday - Psalm 46 - Though the Earth Be Removed

e have all been through troubles, and one doesn't have to look very long to find folk who have had it harder than they have. On the other side of the coin, it's easy to find others who appear to have had an easier time than you have. But, whatever we have all endured, not one of us can truly say that our world has been shattered quite as literally as David described in Psalm 46:2. If the continents along with the mountains on them were to indeed sink into the oceans, well... we would all be in quite a predicament. Yet, David said that we (who are God's children) have nothing to fear even if our world falls apart to that extent.  That's quite a statement of confidence!

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1). What a comfort! When the earth melts (Psalm 46:6 & II Peter 3:10-12), God will still inhabit His city and will keep the inhabitants of that city secure (Hebrews 11:10 & Psalm 46:5). And, no surprise either, because the very desolations from which He protects us are brought on by His hand anyway (Psalm 46:8). He is never caught off guard by danger because He is the sovereign source of authority, power and organization who oversees and manages every detail.  We are in no danger (Psalm 46:4 & 10).

Someday this old earth is going to be removed (Matthew 24:35 & Revelation 21:1-2). But it will not faze us one iota nor signal our demise.  We will be as secure as we ever were and will inhabit the new home for us which God will surely make.  Let come what may... if God be for us, who can be against us.   Even if the mountains are cast into the sea, and they will be, we are still safe in Him!

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