Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
There is a lot of pain and suffering in the world but if that is all we can see it becomes harder to attend to the issues of the Word that abides richly in our hearts.
In our household we have chosen to turn off the bad news because it holds too much sway over how we feel in our hearts. Grace and mercy are stifled in an atmosphere of bitterness and resentment.
We are not blind to world events. We are powerless to make changes from the cheap seats of our living room. It reminds me of the biblical verses about the roaring lion knowing that he is toothless and his only hope of devouring a meal is to make his prey cower in fear. That is not for us.
So we change prey to pray and acknowledge that only God has the power to make changes.
It is hard for us to come before Him with thankfulness if our minds are focused on the pain and suffering in the world. So we take a media fasting and focus on what is right and true.
I admit it isn’t easy. I would be foolish to tell you it is just that simple. What choice do we have?
We have been talking about obeying our Lord’s commands but how can we hear those commands if all we do is shout out from a position of suffering? We have to deal with quieting the negative voices in our heads before we can hear Him.
If we are to do anything then we must remember where our strength comes from.
The Lord’s Day of Vengeance
Who is this who comes from Edom, in crimsoned garments from Bozrah, he who is splendid in his apparel, marching in the greatness of his strength? “It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save.”
What are we to do Lord until that day?