Anyone else weary? I am! I am so tired of being bombarded with mud-slinging political ads, negative news reports, shouting news “contributors,” and dire prophesies. It is overwhelming, isn’t it. Being overwhelmed is a result of walking in this world, but our gracious Lord has given us a remedy for that. Here it is in Psalm 61:
Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
There is one place to go in these turbulent, changing times. The Rock of Ages. He tells us in Malachi 3: 6 ~ “I am the Lord, I change not.” There is no “shadow of turning” in Him. He is a place of refuge and rest.
We must disengage our hearts from the turmoil and go to the Rock. Notice I did not say to disengage our minds from what is going on around us. We still must be in the world, just not of it. We must do our duty as He directs, but we must trust Him for the outcome and for His plan for this age.
Let’s not be swept up in the winds of political storm. May our passions be directed by the Lord of Love, who gave His life a ransom for many, and not by our strong opinions and philosophies.
Jesus is the Rock! Let’s go to Him and find your shelter!