Living in a town devastated by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009, I cannot help but feel a little anxious now that the rainy season is definitely here. I praise God because He quenches even the tiniest, seemingly insignificant fear inside me.
In my quiet time today, these verses spoke to me.
"And He removed the defense of Judah,
In that day, you depended on the weapons of the house of the forest...
and (you) tore down houses to fortify the wall,
and you made a reservoir between the two walls...
But you did not depend on Him who made it,
Nor did you take into consideration Him who planned it long ago."
Judah made great preparations for their coming battle but none mattered because God has removed their defense (v8). As we prepare for the coming typhoons (real or spiritual), the Lord has reminded me today that He is our only stronghold. He planned everything (yes, everything, not some things...) long ago (v11). The answer to our anxious and fearful thoughts is a heart fully surrendered to His will, trusting not just in His sovereignty but more so in His love.
Seeing God's Hand in Ondoy