So, I just had to remind myself to turn off the news. Every news show tells me similar stories with maybe a tidbit of extra information to keep me watching.
I'm not blaming them. As the reporters do their job, and in their attempt to keep me informed of the crisis, they make evil seem very large. They make it seem like a huge black cloud hanging over my community, my country, the world. It appears that evil is winning, but I know it isn’t.
Evil likes to appear strong. It likes to scare us and to keep our attention. My heart pounds when I have to go to the grocery store. Fear wakes me in the middle of the night. But focusing my attention on God reveals how weak evil is.
My God keeps me in perfect peace when my eyes are on him. I trust in the Lord my God. (Isaiah 26:3)
They say our world is at war, but this battle has already been won. God is on the throne. He is in control. We follow the guidelines given us and wait in faith for the storm to pass.
Those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength. They rise up like eagles, run and not get weary, walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
Isaiah 40:28 “The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.”
The mundane becomes inspiration.