Someone said; I was watching the news the other day, and I said, that’s your problem! Don’t watch the news. Turn it off. It will drive you crazy!
I was joking, sort of. But we went on to talk about crazy things can look in this world and but part of the reason is that 20 years ago, there weren’t a million 24 hour a day news stations looking for stories to fill up the space with.
So, today everything is breaking news. Everything is blast across our screens. Everything is HUGE. And it can really terrify us if we allow it. We can feel like things are getting out of control.
So, what do we do? We stop. We breathe. And we remember. God’s got this. We are faithful in the task that God has given us today. And we remember that God’s got this.
He does. Remember truth. Listen to the words of Psalm 4: 6-8 this morning:
There are many who say, “Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!” You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. In peace, I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
In peace, he will lie down and sleep. For God makes us dwell in safety.
God makes us dwell in safety. Not our own might or power, not our own security. Not our own plans.
God. He watches over us. He leads us. He restores us. He guides us.
So, when we get scared, when we get worried, when we watch too much TV and get too bombarded by the stuff of this world, remember who lets us sleep in safety.
Remember who gives us peace and protection.
Remember who holds us, in difficult times in life.
In God, we rise, and we sleep in safety. In Him, we have no fear.
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