When Your World Comes Crashing Down

A devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb

For thousands of Ariana Grande fans in the United Kingdom tickets to Monday night’s concert was a dream come true.  In fact, the entire evening was something many concert goers were hoping to remember for the rest of their lives.  But as we all know, everything changed when a bomb was detonated, killing twenty-two people and injuring dozens.  In the blink of an eye, the lives of countless people were forever altered.  As authorities in the UK continue their investigation, and warn of more impossible attacks, you can’t help but wonder, “What would I do if my world came suddenly crashing down?

How you answer that question is determined by your knowledge of God and relationship with Him.  Although it is impossible to anticipate what the future will bring, the wisdom book of Psalms provides us with an “anatomy of the human soul.”  In the psalms all of the emotions associated with life, its joys and sorrows, are presented.  Psalm 46 is a perfect place to go when your world appears to be spinning out of control.  Verse 2 declares, “Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”  When all that we thought was important suddenly disappears we naturally look to grab hold of something or someone who is immovable.  That someone should be the one true God who has promised to be our refuge and strength, if we cling to Him.

Whatever is going on in your world, remember the words of Psalm 46.  Although your circumstances and health could suddenly change, God and His promises are the same yesterday, today, and forever.  So, when your world comes crashing down, you know where to run!