When the world seems out of control

Those who know the Lord have the opportunity for an entirely different experience in the midst of any given crisis than those who do not know Him.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling there of. Selah. There is a river, the streams where of shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved…” – Psalms 46:1-5

Every single day when I turn on the news and I see the turbulent world that we are living in, I wonder what is going to happen next.  I see unrest in the Middle East,the global economy is unstable, radical Islam is invading our cities, and our troops are deployed all over the world engaging in conflicts that cannot truly be won. But every time I see prophetic signs of the Last Days unfold I keep hearing in my spirit “Be still and know that I am God…” – Psalm 46:10. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this passage of Scripture over the years but I never truly studied the context behind this passage until recently.

Psalm 46 was written right in the middle of incredibly turbulent times during the life of King David. This psalm talks about earthquakes, raging flood waters, world governments in great instability and war. But right in the middle of all these things the Psalmist writes “Be still and know that I am God…”

In essence God is saying “Hey, be at peace. I am above everyone of these circumstances and when it seems that the whole world is out of control you need to be at peace and know that I am still on the throne of the universe.”

Everywhere I look I see so many troubled Christians who are burdened and weighed down with a spirit of helplessness but God has called us to be at peace. If we understand the principles of the Kingdom of God — we are not to simply be at peace for ourselves, we are to rise up and take that supernatural peace into the world around us. We are to be filled with rivers of living water that are constantly flowing out to those we interact with on a daily basis.

My challenge today is simple. The Lord has called us to be vessels of His goodness, His peace, and His power. Your faith in God’s Word can change the world around you.