Joel 3: 14-17 “Mass confusion, mob uproar—in Decision Valley! God’s Judgment Day has arrived in Decision Valley.” The sky turns black, sun and moon go dark, and stars burn out. God roars from Zion, shouts from Jerusalem. Earth and sky quake in terror. But God is a safe hiding place, a granite safe house for the (God’s children) children of Israel. Then you’ll know for sure that I’m your God.
That verse shows us that no matter what our circumstances are, God has us in His hand! He has the whole WORLD in His hand! Please don’t come back with “if God was so good what about all the wars and starving children”I have talked about that, in other posts, I am not God’s lawyer so take it up with Him. There have been so many tragedies with the floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, property destroyed and lives lost. Sometimes it seems that the ones who died were the blessed ones, not to have to try to survive one more day under such terrible conditions. So much controversy from our local communities to the worldwide stage, and it affects us, every one.
1 Kings 18:21 Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.
Seems the people way back then were trying to decide if God was God, and still today. When I find myself in the valley of decision at times, I pray the prayer the Shepherd King prayed Psalm 61:2 God, listen to me shout, bend an ear to my prayer. When I’m far from anywhere, down to my last gasp, I call out,” Guide me up High Rock Mountain!” My dad used to sing a song: “Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I, that will be a shelter for me.” God is our strong tower in times of trouble.
Psalm 34:6 When I was desperate, I called out, and GOD got me out of a tight spot. Has He gotten you out of any tight spots lately?
I may not know a lot of things, but this I do know, “the Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want, He makes me to lie down in green pastures and leads me beside clear water, He restores my soul, He leads me in paths of righteousness, even when I walk in death valley I am not afraid!”