The Sky is Falling!!

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed
And though the mountains be carried
Into the midst of the sea
Psalm 46:1-2

I think we’ve all had โ€Chicken Littleโ€ moments when it seemed like the sky was falling down around us but every other person was walking around, unperturbed.
Iโ€™ve had days when I felt shaken down to my core by situations that were beyond my control and all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball and cry but the world kept rushing around me, oblivious to the fact that the sky had, indeed, fallen.

In times like this, itโ€™s so easy to want to withdraw from everyone and everything in a bid for self-preservation. A lot of the time, we even attempt to withdraw from God because somewhere at the back of our minds weโ€™re thinking, โ€œyou abandoned me and let this happenโ€.

For King and Countryโ€™s โ€œSteadyโ€ is my go-to song whenever I feel overwhelmed,
โ€œYou keep me steady when the sky is falling
And I’ll keep steady after You
I’ll carry on when my strength is failing
Take heart ’cause you’re with me
So let the stars drop
Whatever comes, I’ll be ready

I love Psalm 75:3 which says, โ€œWhen the earth and all itโ€™s people quake, it is I who holds its pillars firmโ€. Whenever Iโ€™m about to start panicking and thinking that God has abandoned me and allowed my world to quake, He reminds me of all the wonderful things Heโ€™s said in His word,

โ€œTrust Me with all your heart, donโ€™t try to figure everything out on your own โ€ Prov 3:5 MSG (paraphrased)

โ€œI know the plans I have for you and they are for good, not for disasterโ€ Jer 29:11 NLT

โ€œBe convinced that every detail of your life is continually woven together to fit into My perfect plan of bringing good into your life, for you who loves Meโ€ Rom 8:28 TPT (paraphrased)

โ€œDonโ€™t panic, Iโ€™m with you. Thereโ€™s no need to fear for Iโ€™m your God. Iโ€™ll give you strength. Iโ€™ll help you. Iโ€™ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on youโ€ Isa 41:10 MSG

So, Child of God, next time your world feels like itโ€™s being shaken down to its roots, hold on to God and remind yourself that He holds its pillars firm and He is a very present help in times of trouble.

This week,
Have you ever had a โ€œChicken Littleโ€ moment? How did you get over it?

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