By Max Lucado
Max Lucado’s God Is With You Every Day brings peace and comfort in the midst of difficult situations. His 365 daily devotions focus on prayer, scripture, and reflection.
“When the foundations for good collapse, what can good people do? The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord sits on his throne in heaven.” Psalms 11:3–4 NCV
“When all that is good falls apart, what can good people do?” Psalm 11:3 NVC
Isn’t David’s question ours? When illness invades, marriages fail, children suffer, and death strikes, what are we to do?
Curiously, David doesn’t answer his question with an answer. He answers it with a declaration: “The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord sits on his throne in heaven.”
His point is unmistakable: God is unaltered by our storms. He is undeterred by our problems. He is unfrightened by these problems. He is in his holy temple. He is on his throne in heaven.
Buildings may fall, careers may crumble, but God does not. Wreckage and rubble have never discouraged him. God has always turned tragedy into triumph.
In our toughest times, we may see what the followers of Christ saw on the cross. Innocence slaughtered. Goodness murdered. Heaven’s tower of strength pierced. The apostles had to wonder, “When all that is good falls apart, what can good people do?”
God answered their question with a declaration. With the rumble of the earth and the rolling of the rock, he reminded them, “The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord sits on his throne in heaven.”
And, today, we must remember: He still is. He is still in his temple, still on his throne, still in control. What he did then, he will do still.
Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio,Texas. He currently serves as teaching minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is America’s best-selling inspirational author with more than 130 million books in print. Learn more about Max’s books at MaxLucado.com or on social media platforms below.