God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 11

GOD IS STILL ON HIS THRONE

The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven;
His eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.

(Psalm 11:4)

All around us we see chaos in the world.

Wars and rumors of wars. Famines, earthquakes and floods.  Social injustice and oppression of all kinds.

But God is still on His throne.

In our own lives we see chaos of all kinds.

We lose jobs and loved ones.  We experience failure and fear.  We struggle with doubt and discouragement.  We battle sin and temptation.  We wrestle with sickness and disease.

But God is still on His throne.

What can you do when the world around you and the life within you seem out of order?  How can you have hope when it seems like nothing is lining up the way it is supposed to?

You can remember that this moment is just that, one moment in the river of time.  You can remember that this lifetime is just that, one lifetime in a sea of eternity.  You can remember that these things have always been, and until Jesus comes again, will always be.

But that’s not all.  You must remember that God has always been faithful to preserve His people.  He has always been gracious to His children and seen them through even the darkest times.  You must remember that His love is everlasting and His forgiveness never ends, and nothing, nothing, nothing can ever take you out of the palm of His hand.

More than all of these things, though, remember this.  God is sovereign over all the universe, and His wisdom far, far outweighs yours and mine.  You may not like or agree with how He chooses to run things right now, but you must remember that He is good, and that He will work all things out for your good and His glory in the end.

You may not understand what or why things are happening all around you, but no matter what, you can find hope in this truth: God is still on His throne.

-Pastor Phillip


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