7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he has made in the earth.
9 He makes wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and cuts the spear in sunder; he burns the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
As I write this post, we still don’t know the final outcome of the 2020 election. Meanwhile, stories of increased cases of coronavirus abound. Rioters are doing what they do best; police officers are being murdered in the streets; and America’s youth have been largely blinded to the realities of socialism. To all of that, I say this:
None of it is news to God.
He has seen it all before, repeated in endless cycles since the fall in Eden. The chaos of 2020 is not unprecedented. It is normal. It is the story of mankind. But through it all, God is still God. He always was and always will be. And if you are a born-again believer in Jesus, you are his child. You bear the family name of Jehovah God, the self-existent One.
I’m guessing you might be troubled right now. I get it. So does God. But I would encourage you to not let the events of the day shake your faith and trust in the LORD. Take some time to just sit before him. Take some time to be still — no movement, no noise, no words, no distractions — and just know that he is God.
Our hope is not in government. It is not in education or science. Our hope is in God. And even if this world goes to hell in a hand basket (Scripture says it’s going to eventually) our eternity with Jesus remains uncompromised. It is a guarantee that not even all the devils of hell can take away.
So smile. Whatever is going on outside your window is not the end of the world. When the end finally does come, it will signify the start of a new life with God in eternal glory. That’s what we are ultimately waiting for anyway!