“Trouble wonʼt go, peace wonʼt stay,
oceans roar, levees break, ooh
Trouble wonʼt go, peace wonʼt stay,
bridges fall, earth gives way, ooh
Ain’t no refuge, but You my God
Ain’t no safe place, but in Your arms…”
Our prelude this Sunday is surprisingly reflective of our physical state with earthquakes, hurricanes, famines, and war. Rooted in Psalm 46, David references the instabilities of this world and the faithfulness of our God in the midst of crazy times.
The end of Psalm 46 says:
“He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
He burns the chariots with fire.
Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
The Lord of hosts is with us:
“Ain’t gonna find, no place to hide
But in You, My God.”