Usually, the earth-moving events on a fall weekend in Oklahoma are focused on the college football stadiums in Norman and Stillwater. A few weekends ago, however, the earth moved, and football was not involved.

The state experienced the strongest earthquake ever recorded. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 with the epicenter 44 miles from Oklahoma City. There were no signs or warnings of the abnormal activity, but the impact was felt by many.

This is true with the metaphorical earthquakes that take place in our lives. We often have no warning sirens to alert us to upcoming trembles. It is in difficult times like these that our faith strengthens or crumbles along the human fault line. It is God’s desire that we turn to Him in all situations, but especially in tough times.

God is never caught off-guard by the events in our lives. He knows our burdens and wants to help. First Peter 5:7 reminds us to “Cast all your cares on Him because He cares for you.” Just like the football fans in Norman and Stillwater were not to be outdone by any earthquake on Saturday, God will not be outdone by any tremors in our world today. Trust in Him; lean on Him; put your faith in Him today and you will be ready for anything that comes your way.