September 12th – Psalm 46:2

Psalm 46:2

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

Natural disasters have been dominating the news. Between the recent fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes, people around the world have taken new interest in the climate. Scientists are searching for the reason why the increased frequency and strength of the disasters. But Christians already know the answer. Because in Luke 21:10-11 Jesus tells us that all of these things show that His glorious return is close. So while we may still experience fear, loss, and hardship during these “birth pangs,” we put our faith in God’s promises. Promises that give us with the inner strength and resilience needed to navigate any and all challenges. And an unshakable hope that providers resilience in the face of adversity. The days will only grow darker before Christ returns. But no matter the storm raging around us, we can find comfort. Through prayer, support from others, and the belief that, ultimately, God is in control, we can stand firm even as the world crumbles around us.