“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble,” Psalm 46:1.
In this powerful Psalm, David uses the forces of nature in turmoil at the end of time to express our confidence in the One who created nature for His own pleasure and created mankind as His children.
The message is outrageous. Can we imagine the terror in the heart of man when God casts the last stone, our Rock of salvation, and the earth falls apart under man’s feet: waters roar, mountains fall into the sea? Therefore, we will not fear when the earth changes because we will go to the Father’s house, and He will protect us. He is always home.
When I was a child, our family made a long trip to my Irish grandfather’s house. I was all excited about the trip. We got there, and he was gone. I could not imagine grandpa’s house without grandpa. I put a wheelbarrow in front of the door to let him know I had been there.
Our Heavenly Father is always home, and when the earth melts away in turmoil under the feet of the ungodly, we will be at home with Him, safe and sound, a refuge from the battles of life. We can relax in peace, and the fears of this world will be far behind. “In my Father’s house are many mansions: . . . I go to prepare a place for you. . . . I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:2, 3).
Elijah told the prophets of Baal their god must be gone on vacation. Our Heavenly Father is always home.