It’s been raining a lot lately. I mean a LOT lately. Like a flash flood advisory kind of abundance of rain.
I’m seeing people freaking out about how it could be 2010 all over again with flood waters that essentially took over the city of Nashville.
At this point, I’m not overly concerned.
First of all, I’m not seeing near the levels of rain I saw back then. It seemed like a constant and steady downpour without any letup for two straight days. I don’t think I’d ever seen that much rain (or ever will again). Also, there’s a reason why they called it the 1000-year flood.
Second, I remind myself of what God says to His people in Isaiah:
“But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.
O Israel, the one who formed you says,
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.
For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior” (Isaiah 43:1-3a, NLT).
That’s my anchor tonight — that peace is a promise God keeps, regardless of rising waters or raging flames or any amount of opposition or danger.