There is a lot of wind blowing during any political season.
But not a whole lot of zephyrs.
When we are losing our tempers and backing candidates that we can’t really relate to and don’t really even want to follow, agitation increases and we see an increasingly irrational public. So then we turn to social media to spout out ideas and opinions that are only half researched–fueling a forest fire that was started by a couple of blunts and fully baked jerkfaces (yes, that’s a metaphor, but I think it works).
And for some reason, we become so invested in these ideas, ideas we don’t fully understand, that we can’t even communicate without hurting others around us.
I worry about what I see out there. What people are saying. What people are thinking. And about my own heart when I am beginning to feel a little helpless and hopeless.
And just when my frustrations are at an all time high, I am reminded….
God is our refuge and our strength and ever present help in trouble (46:1)
No matter what that trouble might be. Even when…
Nations are in uproar and kingdoms fall; He lifts his voices and the earth melts (46:6)
It melts because…
He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet (47:3)
No matter what happens with our nation, politics or leaders, we can be reassured that…
God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne (47:8)
As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of the Lord Almighty in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever (48:8)
Because making a city secure doesn’t mean buildings or a place, but a gathering of citizens. And where 2 or more believers gather in His name, we can be sure of his presence and protection.
Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me? (49:15)
How awesome is the Lord most high, the great king over all the earth (42:2)
And if I can overcome my spiritual ADHD and simply listen as he says:
Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the Earth (46:10)
Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you and you will honor me (50:15).
If we do these things, what more reassurance could we ask for?