For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
But all things should be done decently and in order.
I don’t watch the news! Or do internet searches to see what all the hype is about. And rarely do I share my thoughts on social media. I just don’t! It’s enough just to make it through a day, love the people in my life and trust in my Lord for tomorrow without bringing bias opinions into my world. I catch what I need from my trusted sources, I form my thoughts on the subject and if action steps are needed from me, I take them.
This world we live in is full of chaos. Sometimes that chaos distorts the truth. Most of the time it distorts God’s truth. I don’t want to be ignorant about the issues that are MOST important but I also don’t want them to steer me away from what’s MOST important. And that is my trust that God has this handled. Whatever THIS is!
There is a lot of bad in this world, people making decisions for other people, all you have to do is open up social media, listen to the radio, read the news papers or ask your neighbor, it’s everywhere. We can easily jump on that bad wagon and spread that bad. Yes, we do sometimes need to be proactive and use our voices to make change but there are ways in which we should do that. The bible lays those ways out clearly for us.
Chaos is going to happen, we live in a broken world but if we are leaning on God with all trust that His plan will prevail, then there isn’t a band wagon around that will bring about unruly anger, gnashing of teeth and lashing out with our voice. Use that voice to bring TRUTH to this world.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Lord, help me keep my mouth closed when necessary and speak of your love boldly always. Amen!