While you may have fond memories of simpler times, “the times,” as Bob Dylan so famously shared, “they are a changin.” I’m sure you remember the days when the Internet was for Google and cat videos. Nowadays, seems like you can’t avoid conflict and controversy online. Post something on Facebook and risk offending others or take a stance on a social issue and prepare yourself for a debate. From marriage to schools and from flags to race, one could say where is God in all of it? And I would offer: He’s right where He’s always been: sitting sovereignly above it all.
Back in 1956, “In God We Trust” was adopted as the official motto of the United States. However, nearly 60 years later, would you say you still believe it? On Sundays and at Bible study, it’s an easy “yes,” but how about the rest of the week when there’s no avoiding a seemingly broken world inundating you? Let’s be honest … sometimes it difficult to remember God is in control, but be mindful that God is never surprised. Honestly, that one always gets me – that He knows what the next top story social issue will be – and even then, He’s still on His throne. There’s comfort to be found there.
So as Facebook posts, the evening news and water cooler talk run amuck with topics of the world “falling apart,” be assured, as Chris Tomlin sings, “Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other,” and lean on these truths:
- TRUST in God wholeheartedly. Remember, we are just a small part in His great big plan. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” – Proverbs 3:5
- BELIEVE that God has your best interest at heart and that He’s got it all figured out. “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
- BE QUIET in a world of noise … rise above in silence and live in the comfort of knowing who God is. “Be still, and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10