Director of Missions
“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 its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah……. Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:1-3, 10 The new year is upon us. Only the Lord knows what this year will hold. This could be the year that God rends the heavens and bears the strength of His arm in glorious revival and spiritual awakening in our land. This could be the year that He brings restoration and renewal and spiritual blessing beyond measure to the Church. This could be the year. But if not, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in a time of trouble. Should the skies darken, and calamity and destruction be loosed to pillage and plunder our lives, and if our dreams and desires become like sand in our hands, we should not fear. The Scripture says, “even if the earth be removed, and the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea,” and “though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling……Be still, and know that I am God.” There is a peace that God offers that goes beyond our understanding. It is a peace that is complete and perfect because it is based on God and His perfection and power. Even if your world is spiraling down around you, there is a rest in Christ that will anchor your mind and soul to the unmovable, unchanging, unending glory and power of the Almighty. Even if “the earth be removed”, God shall prevail, and His proffered peace will flow forth as a mighty river to still our inmost being. “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3 “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts” (Col. 3:15), and “seek peace and pursue it”(1 Peter 3:11). “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6-7). ‘Being still’ in God’s presence is established through resting in the perfect peace of knowing God is always in control. Regardless of what the new year brings, God promises us that we can ‘be still’ and rest in the great assurance of His presence, power, and provision for everything we may face.
Serving the King Together,