August 6, 2021

We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds. “At the set time that I appoint I will judge with equity. When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars. I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn; do not lift up your horn on high, or speak with haughty neck.’” (Psalm 75:1-5)

As we watch the news on TV, listen to secular radio, or read the newspapers, we cannot help but become depressed. It seems that there are more and more horrific acts of evil being committed daily. Moreover, uncertainty looms with our economy, and one tragedy after another occurs. As a result, we find ourselves tempted with anxiety. As believers, though, we are not to be anxious about anything but are to be praying about everything as (Philippians 4:5b-6) tells us, “The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” But even with that promise, we still find ourselves battling to keep our anxiety at bay. In addition, the skeptics ponder the problem of evil in the world and scoffingly demand to know why God does not do something about all the suffering.

In our Psalm today, we see the author praising God even under his dismal circumstances; why? Because he knew God would ultimately judge the wicked. The curse of sin would end, and evil would be eradicated. All this would happen in God’s timing says (v.2), “At the set time that I appoint I will judge with equity.”

Friends, the Lord rules even when all may seem out of control. Remember, He has already won the war over sin and remains seated on His throne. Would you give your anxiety over to Him today? Would you pray with me?

Dear Heavenly Father, I come before You full of fear and anxiety. I ask that You help me through this day, this hour, and every moment. I lay every problem and worry before You. I will focus on the fact that You love and care for me. I will allow You to carry my burdens as You surround me with peace, joy, and contentment. Thank you, Lord, for all that You have and will do for me. For it is in Your precious Name I Pray, Amen.

God Bless and have a Blessed Day, Friends <><

 

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