God is our refuge and strength, a helper who can always be found in times of trouble. That is why we will not fear when the earth dissolves and when the mountains tumble into the heart of the sea. Its waters roar and foam. The mountains quake when it rises.
Dear Heavenly Father,
It is no secret we live in uncertain and troubled times. The world’s tension seems like a sealed pressure cooker that at any moment could explode. In this stress is where you need us to be; you are our refuge and strength. You demonstrate it is not in the powers of the world that saves us or where we find any comfort. That is only found in you. What if the earth itself starts to fall into the oceans? We still have you, our rock, and our redeemer. This earth can tumble and fall, and it does not matter because heaven is our home. You sent your Son, who died and rose, taking on the chaos of our sins. Through Jesus’ blood, we have life. Come what may of this world and all its troubles and sins, you have given us life; we have nothing to be afraid of because you are with us. Amen.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Take the world, but give me Jesus!
Sweetest comfort of my soul.
With the Savior watching o’er me,
I can sing, though thunders roll.
Oh, the height and depth of mercy;
Oh, the length and breadth of love!
Oh, the fullness of redemption,
Pledge of endless life above. (CW-355 vs. 2)