At moments like these, there are all countless passages in the Psalms which remind us that, in turbulent times, our God is an ever-present, unchanging God who loves and cares for us every bit as much today as he did in the centuries before coronavirus and will in the days, months and years after it. Psalm 18 describes David singing, much as you might be going to do this morning. It’s a long Psalm with many sermons’ worth of content within it, but it opens with some wonderful and well-known words:
1 I love you, Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield[b] and the horn[c] of my salvation, my stronghold.
We give thanks this morning for God’s ever-presence, in times of storm and solitude which will turn to sunshine in the morning.