“The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’ ‘Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down,’ declares the Lord.” Obadiah 1:3-4.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading: Lamentations 1-2, Obadiah, and Revelation 14.
We are not “safe.” Get that straight.
If we mean that we are out-of-reach of God, we are crazy. God is everywhere and He knows where everyone is.
If He chooses to impact someone with Irma, it is going to happen. On our own, we do not have the capacity to prevent it.
We need to see God as omnipotent. Many in the US see God as impotent. They are fools.
Harvey and Irma should force many to see their own helplessness. That bank account or family or whatever is their counterfeit god will not protect them.
We are all at God’s mercy. It is God’s grace that allows us to survive. We don’t earn that grace. It is a gift offered to each of us. That gift includes God’s love for us. He saw our sinfulness and sent His Son Jesus to do something about it. Our part is to believe that our sin problem has been taken care of and to live accordingly.
Being aligned with God does not automatically spare us from troubles. We are in this malfunctioning world and share the troubles that come with our location. God does, however, promise to be with us in “sickness and in health.” He will supply the care we need if we will trust Him. What a Savior!
“Lord, I continue to stand in the gap for the folks in harm’s way in Florida. Spare them, I beg. I cry out to You for mercy. You are the great God. Glory to You.”
We are not out of God’s sight. That a wonderful thought for believers. For the rest of you, not so much!