“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 foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” (Psalm 46:1-3)
We have been reminded again this week about how uncertain our future is. Let me be clear, it has always been uncertain, but our awareness has been heightened by the COVID pandemic. In a week so much has changed, so many plans thrown into disarray, so much anxiety has resurfaced. While there is a need to roll with the changes, rearrange plans, and manage our activity I hope and pray that we might do all of this in the assurance that our God is our refuge and strength and we will ultimately not be shaken though the whole world dissolve into chaos.
Let me encourage you to hand over all your cares and concerns to the Lord, take a long-term perspective on the inconvenience of these renewed restrictions, and do our part to show love and care to those around us, especially those who do not have a certain hope.
There is an opportunity in the face of uncertainty and anxiety to be non-anxious people whose trust in the Lord sustains us while the earth seems to give way! “Be sill and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10)
Marc Rader | Senior Pastor