Do you believe God looks on the everyday situations in your nation, in your city, in your home and knows what’s going on? Do you believe in God’s power to act based on what he sees? Do you believe as a child of God that you’re given authority and have a responsibility to act in the face of evil, or do you shake your head and say, “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3). Beyond resignation to our own hopelessness, does that question also indicate a lack of trust in God?
David reminds us, “In the Lord I take refuge. How then can you say to me: ‘Flee’?” He continues, “The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them. . . . He loves justice; the upright will see his face” (Psalm 11:1,4,7).
The Lord knows what’s going on in every situation here on earth, and he acts on behalf of his people. Life isn’t hopeless.
We can trust God and speak with hope rather than discouragement when evil threatens. We can trust the Lord to provide in every situation. We can stand with the Lord’s help in the face of adversity and ask, “What can I do to live out your love here on this earth?”
Having been comforted and protected by the Lord, we in turn can give comfort and protection to others.