Bad News

Psalm 140_1_2_Bad News

I had a few minutes while eating lunch, so I “made the mistake” of scanning the news headlines.  Honestly, I was overwhelmed with sadness by what I encountered.  I’d like to say that it was a big news day, filled with shocking events that created the sadness.  But, it was truly just another day.  A mass shooting here – a public stabbing there.  Parents neglecting their children in one place – children attacking their parents in another.  Right things being prosecuted; wrong things being celebrated.  Just a 10-minute glance at just another day in a fallen world.

Against that backdrop, I then happened upon these words of King David who was also overwhelmed with the presence of evil in his world.

Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; preserve me from violent men, who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually.” (Psalm 140:1-2, ESV)

The world around us may not change anytime soon – but thankfully, we can turn to a God who NEVER changes and ask for His protection.  In an uncertain world, remember we can always call upon a certain God.  –Dave

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