-Psalm 46:4 (ESV)
No matter what you are facing, there is always the continual flow of God's grace and God's goodness, that we are the benefactors of. In the midst of the world going upside down, the living water, from God flows to you and me. The question is, "will we partake of it?"
There is a place on earth where God dwells. The people who experience God dwelling there are people who celebrate God, who are continually thankful. We are glad, for the river of life that we have discovered and now live by.
The secret is to find the river in the midst of life and drink from it and live by it. And God dwells with those who partake of his goodness, who are blessed by his blessings, and give him glory for it.
There is a river. It's not, "there was a river", or "there will be a river". There is a river. It is here now. The benefit is here, right there. Life is there (in). And those who live by the river, find God with them. This is good news.
But, we have to enter in to the river. We have to take a drink. We have to wade in the water. To find God, we have to look for him. Perhaps, you have lost the river and are on a journey to find it. That is fine, because there is a river. You just have to find it.
The river is a place of comfort. The river is a place of hope. The river is life and life-giving. The river is a place to hide and be strengthened. The river is where we find God. The river is Jesus Christ.
The art above is The River, by Lisa Lancaster