March 5, 2011

Because the accumulation of the heavy snowfalls in the past few weeks is finally melting, the Midwest is being ravaged by floods. Add a few days of rain to that scenario, and the conditions become perfect for disaster. Headlines in our area today read: “Cuyahoga River Flooded…” Evacuations, closed roads, sand bags and flood damage are reported in many places. It’s not a pretty picture.

While all that is happening, there are other floods that are even more destructive, and are threatening the stability of marriages, families, institutions, our country and even our entire world: the Psalmist referred to “floods of ungodliness”, and that is what we’re seeing today. Not a pretty picture. We don’t have to look far to see the violence and immorality that characterize our times. Uprisings in different parts of the world, legislation that is being passed (or not being passed); the media and entertainment industry all add to the floods of ungodliness, and cause me to agree with the Psalmist: “and the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.” (Psalm 18:4) But in his fear, the Psalmist’s solution was to cry out to the Lord, being certain that his prayers were heard. He knew that only the Lord could save him from the treacherous floods of ungodliness.

Looking around, we see our children and grandchildren. The “floods of ungodlinesss” are worsening at an alarming rate, and if we aren’t standing on our Solid Rock of Refuge, JESUS, we are in danger of being swallowed up by those floods! Let’s get more serious about our daily walk with Him; be more intense in our prayers for ourselves and our loved ones as those destructive “floods of ungodliness” rise around us. Let’s fervently cry out to Him for help in these perilous times and trust in HIM for help!

“Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul…Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 124:4)

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