January 7, 2020

Australia’s inferno, a dead Iranian general, the trade war with China, an unpredictable Brexit, North Korea’s continued path towards annihilation, a 13-year-old American boy killed in an ambush in Mexico, huge earthquakes rock Puerto Rico, the drama swirling around the impeachment of President Trump, an LAPD officer charged with inappropriately touching a woman’s corpse, Harvey Weinstein on trial for raping countless women, a terror attack in Kenya kills Americans, the homeless population continues to rise, a driver in Wisconsin shoots two kids for throwing snowballs at cars, Iraq votes to expel American troops, the Venezuela government continues the violent suppression of its people, riots explode in Hong Kong, white supremacists stoke the fires of prejudice and evil, the opioid epidemic continues to destroy lives, the list goes on and on and on….

Have you ever looked around and thought, “Something is terribly wrong”? That’s because something is wrong.

We live in a broken, chaotic world. This was not God’s intent but humanity messed it up by choosing its own way instead of God’s way. And the idiocy continues on the international and national level. But the same can be said for our personal lives.

Whenever we choose to pull the reins of our lives out of God’s hands, we choose chaos. This was not how we were created to live.

If you want peace, clarity, and a legitimate holy purpose, make the conscious decision to turn over control of your life to the One who already has all the answers. And while this will not completely set your life free from pain, conflict, and uncertainty, it will give you whatever you need to face the challenges of this day.

The wisest person God ever made said it like this: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.” (Proverbs 3:5-8)

The answer to the lunacy of the world is trusting in the One who made it. That’s all God asks.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, help me to trust you in both the good and bad moments of my life. Give me the strength, resolve, and wisdom to follow your path wherever it takes me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Trust in the One who loves you more than life itself. He will bring you home. It’s your choice.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins