Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken… O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge. –Psalm 62:5-6, 8 NLT
When times of great challenge face us as human beings, we begin to evaluate things that matter most. We sort through the news and social media, trying to find out the truth of what is really happening. We are vulnerable as humans and may experience fear and anxiety.
For those of us that believe in God and trust in God, we can turn to His word for strength and His presence in our lives. Crisis generally turns our hearts and heads toward God in a pretty intense manner. This is not a negative thing. Speak your confidence to Him through prayer. Share your faith with your family and even use biblical or historical examples of God’s care for His people.
As the scripture above says, wait quietly before God. He is our rock, salvation and fortress. Make Him your refuge and trust Him to give you peace even in the midst of an event that has shaken the world. He, alone, is our hope and strength.
I am praying for all of you.
Pastor Wes Humble
Executive Director of Ministry and Community Relations