The Flood Is Rising
Posted: Tuesday, April 24
Verse of the day
But mightier than the violent raging of the seas,
mightier than the breakers on the shore—
the Lord above is mightier than these! (Psalm 93:4 NLT)
Near the end of the 1920’s, central China experienced a long-lasting drought. The winter of 1930 was unusually harsh, and the spring ushered in the worst flood in modern history. Between 150,000 and 400,000 people drowned in the initial flood. A land mass the size of England was covered in water, and the high water mark was 53 feet above the average. When you include the chain reactions of disease and starvation, the estimated death toll rises to 2 million.
“The floods have risen up, O Lord. The floods have roared like thunder; the floods have lifted their pounding waves.” Psalm 93:3
The power of a flood is an appropriately graphic analogy for the attacks of the enemy. There are times when we feel overwhelmed and overpowered. A flood is a disaster without an escape route.
Today, in the Yuling District of China, there is a hydroelectric dam known as the Three Gorges Dam. It is the world’s largest power station and was built in response to the China floods of 1931. The power that once forced the death of millions is now providing safety and electricity to hundreds of millions.
God can use the weight of your fears in your favor.
“But mightier than the violent raging of the seas, mightier than the breakers on the shore—the Lord above is mightier than these!” Psalm 93:4 NLT