“Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river.....
this calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who
obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus”
(Revelation 12:15, 14:12)

If the unpredictable climate change is an indication of the beginning of the end of planet Earth as we know it,
the preamble to ushering in the new Earth, then we should be welcoming that which comes our way and
looking up for our redemption is at hand.  From my perspective, I have always known that God provides a ray
of hope to those who are considered to be outside of the mainstream, those who live on the margins of
society not by choice but by the cruel designation of others.  But God has said that although there was a time
when we were not even considered a people, we are now very much the people of God.  

Once we were aliens and strangers in this world.  No one knew us or even saw us.  Now we are very much in
the public eye and that’s not necessarily the eye we’d like watching us, stalking our every move in hopes that
we’ll falter.  God has said that we have been raised up so that He might display His power through us, that by
divine intervention the saving grace of Jesus might be proclaimed throughout the Earth.  God uses the most
unlikely vessels to bring about justice and redemption -
He always has.  Those of us who hope in the Lord
will not be disappointed for God is good, a refuge in times of trouble, and God will always take care of those
who trust in Him.

If we aren’t believing and trusting that all things are in God’s control then we’ve missed the point altogether.  
Now is the time to rejoice in our great salvation and be diligent in observing and welcoming the great and
mighty wonders which are about to unfold.

references: Isaiah 49:23, I Peter 2:10 & 11, Romans 9:17, and Nahum 1:8.   

A Refuge
.   in Trouble