One of the biggest battles we have fought in the last 4 months is fear. The fears are as diverse as the population. Much of the fear is turning into anger. Anger at anyone who disagrees or doesn’t seem to understand. There are facts, misinformation, and opinions being shared at every turn. Each of those sway our emotions again and again.
How do we survive times like this? How can anyone sleep at night? King David wrote Psalm 4. He had experience in many difficult situations, frequently counseling himself to trust in God. Psalm 4:8 shows how he could “lie down and sleep.” He knows that God is in control. God is the means of our safety. I am all for making wise choices, but no matter how good the choice is we don’t have ultimate control over the results. With all the disagreement lately, our choices have been somewhat limited.
Friends, whether we believe it or not…whether we live it or not, God IS in control and will provide safety when we ask.
Dear Heavenly Father, we are facing so much fear. Please help us to turn to You instead of turning against each other. Please guide us in following You. Thank you for the safety that You provide.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.