1 In the LORD I take refuge.
How then can you say to me:
"Flee like a bird to your mountain.
2 For look, the wicked bend their bows;
they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
at the upright in heart.
3 When the foundations are being destroyed,
what can the righteous do ?"
4 The LORD is in his holy temple;
the LORD is on his heavenly throne.
He observes the sons of men;
his eyes examine them.
5 The LORD examines the righteous,
but the wicked and those who love violence
his soul hates.
6 On the wicked he will rain
fiery coals and burning sulfur;
a scorching wind will be their lot.
7 For the LORD is righteous,
he loves justice;
upright men will see his face.
God provides stability in the midst of panic.. Because we can trust Him, we can face our problems!
Faith in God keeps us from losing hope and helps us resist fear. In this David was comforted and optimistic because he knew God was greater than anything his enemies could bring against him!
When our foundations are shaking and we wish we could just run and hide, we need to remember that God is still in control. His power is not diminished by anything! Nothing happens without His permission and knowledge.
He doesn't preserve us from difficult times but He does test us.. For some of us, His test become a 'refiners fire' but others, they become and incinerator for destruction. Don't ignore these challenges that come.. Use them as an opportunity to grow!
When I feel like running, I know who I'm gonna run to!
He will restore goodness in HIS time!