While the Nations Rage

Each day with the readings that I use for these reflections, there are Psalms that are suggested for that day.  Today, one of the Psalms that is given is one of my absolute favorites.  Psalm 2.  Listen to what this great Psalm says:

Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens laughs;

97848.btThat’s not the whole of it, just part.  But that is just such a powerful image. Why do the nations rage? They plot and scheme. There is so much chaos, so much trouble, so many things going on here in the world that stress us, that worry us, that cause us such great concern.

And the Lord in heaven laughs. All the stress and worry and chaos of this world are nothing to Him.

Let me say that again – all the stress and worry and chaos of this world are nothing to our God.

Nothing.  Nothing at all.

Relax. Rest.  It’s ok. Seriously.  It’s all ok.  The stress of culture.  Of the world. Of this moment. All the things that are you worried about.  It’s ok.

The stress of the personal.  The things you are dealing with in your own life.  In your family.  In all this.  It’s ok.  Really.

God has this.  He really does.  He has it.  This nothing to Him.  All the things that turn the world upside down, the Lord laughs.  While the nations rage, the Lord has it.

Rest in Him today.  He has it.  Rest in Him.

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