Psalm 2:1–4 (ESV): 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, the Lord holds them in derision.
I began the day today in worry and fear of all of the things being imposed on us that are going on in the world and in our country. For the most part I have tried to keep my eyes on Christ and not pay too much attention to what is going on. I know that I have a predisposition to getting consumed in worries and paralyzed with fear to the point of having panic attacks. So I have to be really guard my heart and my mind on not only the amount of information that I take in, but the types of information as well. Today began by just going a little bit too far. I started stress organizing a cabinet and crying and trying to remind myself of all of the things that I’ve been studying and learning and trying to encourage others in about fear. Telling myself what I know to be true about God.
About halfway through the day a precious sister ministered to me from the above scripture. He who sits in the heavens laughs, the Lord holds them in derision. The Lord used it to instantly bring to mind that the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain, and made me realize how silly it was to fear the nations or the people. Then my dear sister ministered to me again telling me that the only reason any of us alive is because He is holding us together by the Word of His power. Amen.
My problem is that at times I forget that. At times I think that ‘I’ am holding ‘my’ own life together in ‘my’ power. And I thought deeply today after all of this. I considered is my life not like Jonah’s gourd? What did I contribute to it to bring it into existence? Could pestilence not come in the night and devour it? And what right would I have to be angry, or fear? Is my life even my own? No. My life belongs to God. He brought it into existence without any need to consult me. He gives me life, breath, and everything in it. He directs my paths in righteousness for His name’s sake.
My worry will not even add one hour to my life. Why? Because my days were written in His book before there was even one. Nothing will separate me from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. Neither death nor life, angels, demons, principalities, things present, things to come, nor powers, height nor depth, nor any other created thing (even myself) will be able to separate us. No, in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. Let this be the meditation of our hearts today. We will conquer. Not because we are great or powerful. We will conquer because of Him who loved us.
With all love that is in Christ Jesus, God bless.