Blog from Kristy Engel….

In a world full of conflict, distress, disagreement, pain and loss…I thought it would be an appropriate time to remember what Psalm 46 says, as spoken in The Message translation:

1-3 God is a safe place to hide,

   ready to help when we need him.

We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom,

   courageous in sea storm and earthquake,

Before the rush and roar of oceans,

   the tremors that shift mountains.

Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,

   God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.

4-6 River fountains splash joy, cooling God’s city,

   this sacred haunt of the Most High.

God lives here, the streets are safe,

   God at your service from crack of dawn.

Godless nations rant and rave, kings and kingdoms threaten,

   but Earth does anything he says.

7 Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,

   God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.

8-10 Attention, all! See the marvels of God!

   He plants flowers and trees all over the earth,

Bans war from pole to pole,

   breaks all the weapons across his knee.

“Step out of the traffic! Take a long,

   loving look at me, your High God,

   above politics, above everything.”

11 Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,

   God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.

It is so easy to forget that God is not only beside each of us through whatever we are experiencing, but that God fights for us and protects us. Maybe this reminder will be what you need when you are overwhelmed and feeling like the world is out of control. What’s next is to act on this knowledge and live in God’s love that surrounds you, sharing both the love and knowledge with the world.