Psalm 104:5-9 He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight; they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them. You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.
Unlike many people today (in spite of overwhelming geological and fossil evidence), the Psalmist was convinced about the historicity of the Flood that covered the whole earth in the days of Noah! In fact, the whole of Psalm 104 accepts the fact that the God of Creation is always in full control of the weather, the seasons, agriculture, and the daily pattern of the movement of the earth, the sun and the moon, etc.
The Psalmist was therefore confident that the earth and all its natural resources would last as long as they were needed in the outworking of his Plan of Salvation that would culminate in the Return in Power of the Lord Jesus Christ, when he would RENEW EVERYthing. Because of his inspired Biblical worldview, if he were alive today he would not be getting over-anxious about ‘climate change’ – although he would, of course, be urging all of us to be responsible stewards of the resources our Sovereign God has entrusted to our care!
It is not surprising that, as soon as we eliminate the God of the Bible from our thinking and our worldview, we start to become very concerned and fretful about where everything is heading and what the future holds for the generations that will follow ours. But I, for one, want to “fix [my] eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of [my] faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2), because, at ‘God’s right hand’ he is Lord over all, and is still in control of history. I AM concerned about the world my grandchildren will grow up in, but I am NOT anxious.
Like the Apostle John, when I hear the Risen Lord Jesus say, “Behold I am coming soon”, I want to respond with, “Amen. Come Lord Jesus.” (Revelation 22:20). And I take comfort in the words of the Apostle Peter, “Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But IN KEEPING WITH HIS PROMISE we are looking forward to a NEW heaven and a NEW earth, the home of righteousness. So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at PEACE WITH HIM.” (2 Peter 3:11-14)