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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