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“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.” Psalm 46:1-3 English Standard Version
The drive to the top of Pikes Peak is one of the most beautiful drives you will ever take. There are opportunities to pull your car to the side and enjoy majestic vistas. This picture is of one of those vistas before reaching the summit.
I can’t imagine Pikes Peak being “moved into the heart of the sea” but I have experienced a couple of minor earthquakes in place I’ve lived. One tremor lasted a couple of seconds. The other lasted longer, shaking me out of bed.
There is always the potential of a natural disaster intruding on our lives. Tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes can change our lives in a moment, yet it doesn’t take a natural disaster to impact our lives.
Our lives can be shaken as much by good things that happen to us as well as bad things. A new baby can shake us as much as the death of a spouse. A new job can turn our lives upside down as much as a foreclosure on our house.
In the good and the bad, God is our “very present help.”
There are many things that will shake us to the core. Maybe you’re facing such an event, good or bad.
Because of Christ, and the promise of his presence, you can face the fears of the future because Christ Jesus is your “refuge and strength” even as your world shakes around you.