Favor and Stability

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The Tambora volcano in Indonesia began an eruption which developed into one of the largest in history. The eruption, which took place on this day in 1815, led to what was called the “Year without a Summer,” as temperatures plummeted throughout the world.

Ash fell as far as 800 miles away, and the total ash emitted was 150 times more than the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. An estimated 92,000 people were killed. Thousands more died indirectly because of disease or starvation resulting from crop failures.

Natural disasters like this eruption remind us that there is no geographical place of absolute safety and security in this life. Truly, we live in a world in which the earth may “change” at any time, and the mountains may “slip into the heart of the sea.”

Those who trust in the things of this world have endless opportunities to be shaken. They can find themselves filled with turmoil, worry, and fear. But those who trust in the Lord can have a sure foundation, in every situation. They do not trust in the weather or governments, nor in military power or financial resources. Instead, they place their trust in God!

No matter what the conditions are in the world, the Bible encourages us to be still and know that God rules over the universe (v. 10). He is an ever-present help for you, even in times of trouble. No matter what you may go through, you have no reason to fear!

Today, take time to be still and remember that He is your God. Commit your needs to Him, and put your trust in Him. He is your fortress, refuge, and strength!