“God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him.
We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom,
courageous in seastorm and earthquake,
Before the rush and roar of oceans,
the tremors that shift mountains.
Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,
God-of-Angel-Armies protects us” (Psalm 46:1-3, The Message).
There are so many places where unrest seems to reign. It seems lately like the news goes not from bad to better but from bad to worse. Hope is a precious and fleeting commodity these days.
But hope is not lost.
God doesn’t watch over us from a distance. God is not a passive spectator. God doesn’t stand and witness our futile efforts to fight for everything we hold dear. God fights for us. And God is with us.
That is our hope.