One thing I am learning is that I can make wise choices on what I do or where I go. Anywhere you live that is a must. I am also learning that I can not control the security situation. Every morning, the kids and I read a Psalm at breakfast. These words spoke to where I am at.
Ps 33: 10-22
The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand forever, the purposes of the heart through all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for an inheritance. From the heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth- he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield, in him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us o Lord, even as we put our hope in you.
As I read the news and look at the world around me, it is good to be reminded that God's plans and purposes will stand. We can't control the situations around us but God can. Even if we live in a safe fortress, our security is ultimately in God's hands. So as the sayings go, looks are deceiving. God promises that His eyes are on those who fear him and whose hope is in his unfailing love. I want to be one of those people. I want to be a woman whose heart rejoices because I trust in His holy name. So whether we feel safe or not is not the issue. The issue is where does our trust lie.
Dear God, Thank you that you are in control. The world around us is changing. Many are far from you. May we trust in you. May we wait in hope for you. God may your unfailing love rest upon us as we put our hope in you. Amen