Life is confusing. I don't know how atheists get through the day. Without God, I know I couldn't do it. In a strange way, they have more faith in nothingness sometimes than I do in God. Just thinking about life without God makes me feel as though I'm free falling off a cliff.
Work has been frustrating and hurtful. I've struggled with terrible back and neck pain. (Praise God it is getting so much better.) My mother's funds have been frozen by the Bank of America in a bizarre situation. The resulting chaos has impacted the entire family. Differing political opinions have strained friendships.
Like many of us, I hate to turn on the news. Children in cages, abused animals, murders, maiming - I turn it off. I worry about the division n this country, Is this era worse than the unrest in the 1960's? Thinking about the student deaths at Kent State and the assassinations of JFK, Bobby Kennedy, and Dr. King - I have to say no. However, the divisiveness feels terrible just the same.
As Solomon said in Ecclesiastes, there is nothing new under the sun. These present worries and unrest are nothing new. Ancient Israel experience what we do and much more. When Moses was blessing the 12 tribes before his death, he related a Godly truth and blessing.
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27
That's my reminder for today...for myself and anyone reading this. God IS our refuge and we can fall back on the everlasting arms.
The key to peace is time spent with God in his Word, in prayer, and in contemplation. I guarantee that we will never find it in squabbling, smarty pants FaceBook posts from either side, on CNN, MSNBC, or on Fox.
Press in peeps. Press in to God.