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Lord, the floods have raised up—
    the floods have raised up their voices;
    the floods raise up a roar!
But mightier than the sound of much water,
    mightier than the sea’s waves,
    mighty on high is the Lord!  – Psalm 93: 3-4 (CEB)

A faithful friend of mine has had a rough go of it lately.  He’s received difficult news about his dad’s health and his family is facing some additional challenges in the near future.  It seems the floods of life have come pouring in.

Nobody said life would be easy, not even for followers of Jesus.  The rains will come.

That’s what makes scripture like these verses above from Psalm 93 so powerful.  In the midst of trouble, the psalmist sees the bigger picture, a picture with a view of eternity, and finds strength in God’s grace, God’s love, and God’s power which is “mightier than the sound of much water, mightier than the sea’s waves”.

We all go through rough times like my friend.  For folks who believe in God, our faith gives us hope in tough times.  The challenge comes when we are going through the “flood”.  In the midst of the hard days and difficult times, can we see God at work.   I’m convinced that’s when God works the hardest, whether we can see it or not.

So, if your reading this and going through a hard time, read Psalm 93 again and again and again.  If you are reading this, and life is going smooth right for you right now, I want you to do two things.  1.  Reach out to someone going through a hard time; let The Lord work through you help them, and 2.  Tuck away Psalm 93 are verse you can go to when the floods come into your life because you know that sooner or later the difficult days will come to you.

Prayer:  Lord, rescue those who feel overwhelmed by the floods of life.  Use us as instruments of your grace and peace to reach out to those who are having a bad day, a bad week, or a bad year.  Amen.

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