I will say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety and protection.
    You are my God and I trust you.”

Psalm 91:2 (NCV)

I woke up not long ago dreaming that my cell phone, my credit cards, and my car had been stolen. In my dream, I am trying to figure out what to do and there is no way to contact anyone and I begin to panic. At that point, I woke up, breathing hard, and trying to figure out where I was. And then so thankful, it was all just a dream. I couldn’t shake the feelings of fear that had overtaken me. I realized that what I depended on for my security had been taken and I felt lost.

I can’t imagine how the people in Israel are feeling this morning. The news is constant on radio and television. My email is filled with updates and horror stories. Podcasts are filled with reports. I heard a story about a man who found out that his eight-year-old daughter, who was taken as a captive, was killed and he just laughed. He knew that she would not suffer the atrocities that would happen if she remained alive and he was grateful. People are stuck and cannot escape the horror and it continues. When you hear “war is hell,” we are now watching it in color.

I know that God is sovereign and He is not surprised by any of this. Israel may have missed the signs of impending doom, but God knew. He knows what my day will be like, even as I received the call that a good friend was taken to the hospital this morning. He will supply all that I need and provide a way.

Will I trust Him even if the world is falling apart?

Will I trust Him even if all the things I count on for security are taken away?

Yes, I will trust Him.