Edik M. (Ps 46) – Ukraine
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.
6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
We, the believers of Ukraine, believe in the special role and spiritual mission of the Church within Ukraine. From 1990 to 2000, about 70% of all pastors within the Russian Federation have come from Ukraine. Since the 1990s, the church of Ukraine has experienced several revivals and this spiritual life from within the church has influenced the political life of the whole country.
The people of Ukraine have chosen freedom and Christian values and for the past 8 years we have actually been at war with a superior enemy. Now (at the time of writing) we are facing the very real threat of a massive invasion from an enemy who is against freedom and who is against the existence of our country as a free and sovereign state.
The prophetic words from Psalm 46 – God is our refuge and strength sound to us like a motto, banner that we raise over our heads, knowing that God will not leave His people. He is faithful and will be to us our refuge and our strength and he will disarm all our enemies. God is in the midst of us. God will help us when morning dawns and though the nations rage with all their strength, the Lord of hosts is with us and he is our fortress.
Whattsap message sent by Edik to Kevin, 20/02.
The situation in Ukraine is very complicated and critical, but we pray and believe that everything will be fine. We must rely on the Lord and take comfort in him and hope in him, that he will deliver us from this invasion.