Do you have anything to worry about in the world we live in today? The United States stock market started off the year with some severe rattling in the old pipes. The US owes a ton of money to China and China is starting to hiccup a bit. The big “C” in command of the second largest economy of the world will never admit that their economy is starting to flail and flounder. The hot glowing embers are starting to cool. The demand for production is starting to wane and they just can’t keep the old furnace purring like it used to. The wood pile is running out and it seems there is no where for the fellows on “C” street to turn to chop more wood.
There are legitimate concerns about employment, lack of leadership, rising pollution, extreme weather patterns causing crop failure, lack of water, and wars in the world we live in. Thousands are dying everyday in our world from starvation. It seems like there are more earthquakes than ever before; and not just those associated with the ground. Recession and depression seem to want to pop their ugly heads above the sand more and more. Where do we turn and what can we do to stomp all of our troubles away? Is it all just a hopeless mess of quicksand?
The out of control mess we are faced with did not happen overnight and things certainly won’t be fixed by tomorrow morning. But there is hope if you trust in the LORD. We don’t have to worry, because GOD said he would see us through no matter what we are going through or what trials we come up against in this world. Take a look at Psalm 37: 18,19, 29 – NIV of the Bible for some encouraging words from the creator of all.
“The blameless spend their days under the LORD’S care, and their inheritance will endure forever. In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty. The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.”
So don’t look down at the quicksand, look up and grab hold of the hand that can pull you out and set you on dry ground. No worries, just keep walking and he’ll see you through to the other side with plenty of hope.