Thursday, January 22, 2009
The Bottom Line
This morning I was reading Psalm 46. It begins "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea." And then picking it up once again in verse 10: "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" No matter what happens in our country, or in our personal lives, it all comes down to the fact that God is God. In the end He will be exalted over all. There is no altering that in any way. It will happen. So in the meantime, any self pity we might feel about personal issues, grumbling and complaining about our new leaders (whom God has appointed by the way), are all just a waste of time and energy. I think a better use of our time would be to spend more time in prayer, being thankful for all of our many blessings, turning to God in our troubled times taking advantage of the refuge that He offers us, and especially spending time being still knowing that He is God. I like the words "be still". No room for anxiety, having a critical spirit, grumbling, or complaining there.