I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O LORD, and comfort myself. PSALM 119:52
We live in a world with constant turmoil, with terrorist threats and with headstrong dictators forming a constant cloud in the back of our minds. But it won't always be like this.
A day is coming when we will be free from all fear, totally out of harm's way.
That's a promise of God shouted from one of those Old Testament outposts we don't find ourselves in very often—the book of Micah, chapter 4, verses 1 to 5:
It will come about in the last days that the mountain of the LORD will be established as the chief of the mountains. It will be raised above the hills, and the peoples will stream to it.
Many nations will come and say, "Come and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD and to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us about His ways and that we may walk in His paths." For from Zion will go forth the law, even the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
And He will judge between many peoples and render decisions for mighty, distant nations. Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation will not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they train for war.
Each of them will sit under his own vine and under his fig tree, with no one to make him afraid, for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.
Though all the peoples walk each in the name of his god, as for us, we will walk in the name of the LORD our God forever and ever.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Are you ready?
What are your and your family's greatest fears and anxieties? How does this passage speak to them?
Pray for a deeper trust in God, a deeper sense of impending eternity and a deeper patience in how you live in the meantime.