Peace in the midst of trouble. How is such a thing possible?
I was talking to Piper (our daughter) about this a couple of days ago. At this point of her life (being 5 years old), she is scared of a lot. She has a “list” of things that range from almost any animal, to volcanos, to being alone, to the dark, and it goes on and on. She came down stairs after being in the bed for a whopping 7 minutes. She was scared. I told her there was no reason to be scared. Psalm 46 makes this clear.
There is great comfort in these words. The world can be crumbling down as this Earth dissolves around us and yet, we should not be afraid, because God is our safety and our strength! These thoughts are not for a 5 year old girl alone, but for all of us who belong to our Heavenly Father. When fear creeps in, we can remember that our God is a very present help in trouble, He is our refuge and strength in the unknown seasons!