When Dams Break

Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days, that I may know how frail I am.

Psalms 39:4

The dam broke. And in ten minutes it was all over. Their house was filled with water to within three inches of the ceiling. They weren’t there, but they stared in shock at the devastation a few days later as they sought in vain to retrieve their belongings. They had lost everything-or had they?

Human lives are frail. Dams break. Children develop incurable diseases. Husbands of forty years walk out. Houses burn. How do you go on? Only by depending on God and relying on heavenly perspectives instead earthly positions or possessions.

I like to think of God up in the sky overlooking the whole earth. When things happen which seem so devastating, God is looking down. He sees the end from the beginning. He knows how everything is going to turn out.

When dams break in your life, look up to God, realizing He sees the whole picture. Say to Him, “God, I don’t understand why this happened. I know you’re in Heaven and  you understand the things I’ll never understand while I’m here on earth. Help me to put my hand in yours and know that you are my security when  there seems to be none on earth.”

Thought:  A heavenly perspective today will help me have peace of mind on earth today, in spite of tragedy, and through all my tomorrows.