Ellie, our youngest daughter in college called yesterday alarmed and said, “I just heard that our government shut down! Is there any reason to fear?” Reassuringly I said, “No, the Lord will provide and we’ll be fine.” The future of America and its financial crisis looks disastrous but as long as we keep our selves before the Lord, He will see us through. He truly is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. — We need to remember to always stay in the river of living water and the truth will light our way.
“Meditate on the word of God day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:8-9
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though the waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling.
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.
Come, behold the works of the Lord, who has made desolations in the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth. He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in fire.
Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted in the earth!
The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.” Psalm 46