Week 3 Day 3
Pray Trust Stand
When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.
Here we are again in a time of social discord and tension. If you are reading this post you know what I am talking about, although this could be any given day in the twenty first century. The whole world is ill at ease. Tension is everywhere. Many Years ago Pastor Jack Hayford wrote a marvelous hymn entitled “Sing Hallelujah”. One of the verses goes something like this; “Children of light, the darkness fast is gathering, Storms of confusion blast and buffet all mankind…” How true this is. The question that is on everyone’s lips is; “What are we going to do about this?”
As in all things we must not be “swept away” by anger, fear, or murderous rage. There’s quite enough of that to go around. Rather, renew your determination to do three things; 1, Pray-pray without ceasing (I Thess. 5:17)for God’s peace to settle over our cities, our nation, and this world. 2’ Trust- “Trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5) for “we see though a glass darkly” I Cor. 13:12) and 3- Stand- and when you have done everything you can do to stand, STAND (Eph. 6:13-14)
I pray for the anguish of the people in the cities who feel harassed and helpless. I grieve with the families of those who have lost their lives in this time of chaos. I beseech God to change the hearts of those who would continue to foment crime and destruction on our cities.