I wonder how many people there are who have chosen to largely avoid listening to or reading the news in these difficult times.
Too much of a source of worry.
There is age old advice that we should consider the difference between the things that we can change (or at least do something about) and the things that we have no influence on.
But working out that difference and getting hold of a real sense of hope in amongst it all can be hugely challenging.
A friend posted this on the OOTA social media feed recently; he said:
“I had a word the other day. I felt that God was saying this: ‘I know you’re concerned about Russia and the Ukraine. I know you’re concerned about increasing energy costs impacting the poor and infirm. I know that food shortages are worrying. There’s a lot of stuff going on, but do you seriously think that I would let any or all of that sweep away my plan? The plan I built around the death and resurrection of my Son? Of course it won’t. Nothing will ever destroy my plan! Nothing.’”
We cannot and should not ignore the horrors that are going on in the world; we are called to feed the hungry, care for the sick, take in the homeless and care for God’s creation – but, ultimately, we can know that God has a plan which He will implement, we need to be His hands and feet here on earth, and in the middle of the fray, when it looks as though we may be overwhelmed, we can run to Him for comfort.
That’s what we can be thankful for. Our God reigns, no matter how grim things are, Our God reigns.
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