Saturday, March 13, 2010


“God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear
when earthquakes come
and the mountains crumble into the sea.”
Psalm 46:1-2 NLT

Earthquakes have caught our attention recently. On Monday a 6.0 magnitude quake hit Turkey. Another hit Taiwan last Thursday morning, registering 6.4 on the Richter scale. Before that was the 8.8 quake that struck Chile, and on January 12th the 7.0 quake that hit Haiti killing an estimated 230,000 people.

It seems earthquakes are on the increase, but those who study seismic activity say, not so. They tell us normally there are approximately 80,000 quakes per month – 2,600 per day and 2 per minute. Somewhere in the world an earthquake is felt approximately every 30 seconds. Of these only a relative few are capable of causing damage.

But how utterly terrifying it must be for people to be in a “big one” and have everything around them breaking apart with debris crashing down, injuring and burying them.

We may never be in a major earthquake, but even if that should happen, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” As believers we would not be going through the experience alone, because he has promised to always be with us.

Living in a fallen world there are other things that are more apt to shake, and break up our lives than an earthquake: like an accident – illness – financial disaster – marital problems – death of a loved one. . . . Whatever it may be, we need not give in to fear and despair - GOD IS READY TO HELP! He offers us his “refuge and strength . . . in times of trouble.”

1 comment:

Patty@Heaven said...

Great gives me the opportunity to share a little bit about my experience in the 1994 earthquake in Northridge CA.
Yes, earthquakes are very scary, when you see the walls of your house rocking back and that moment you don't know if you are going to make it or not, all you can think is "which wall is going to fall on you" and there is nothing you can do!!

Then you realized that you are homeless, I think that if you didn't die or didn't get injure the worse thing will be to find out that you are homeless because this doesn't last seconds, this last days and days, specially if your whole family lives where the epicenter was.

At that time I didn't know that God was with me (I was a baby Christian) but I was always praying and hoping that He will take care of my needs at that moment, since the first time I put my eye in Christ, He has never let me down and I know what the reason is...the reason is FAITH.

When we have FAITH even the hardest moments are more tolerable when you know that God is working on making them better.

I have a lot more stories about how God has giving me peace while going through darkness.

Thanks for your post!
God bless,