Do you worry about the future of your children? Your grandchildren? The world is threatening. Today’s culture seems bent on destroying all that is innocent, pure, and magical for our children. Children are constantly bombarded with information most adults can’t digest or comprehend. Children are given responsibilities and are forced to make decisions that were once left to parents. The wonderment of life is crushed beneath the reality of government making choices for their well-being, choices that should be left only with mom and dad. Children are taught that scientific theories trump faith. Politically correct tolerance trumps parental consent and oversight. Government intervention is said to be the answer for all their ills–responsibility and accountability are for someone else. Rules are said to apply to all, but actually only apply to some. It’s a fearful thing to consider at times. But there is hope.
“In the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children shall always have a place of refuge.” Proverbs 14:26
We need not allow ourselves to be consumed by what the world around us is doing. Their threats are nothing to one who trusts in the Lord–for those who worshipfully fear Him and rely on Him. He is our confidence, not the world and its foreboding dangers. Nothing intimidates God. Nothing contaminates, nor cancels out His sovereign watchcare. Menacing hazards that scream in our faces, perils that whisper omens of fear in our ears–they are empty, hollow, mutterings to the Most High God, El Elyon. As we entrust our lives to God, we have confidence that He will care for our children. He will give them a place of refuge in Christ as we guide them and lead them to the knowledge of His saving grace. The world holds no threat that our security in Christ cannot withstand. He is the Victor. He has overcome the world.
PRAYER: Lord, keep us ever mindful of Your watchcare. You love us so much. Remind us of this in the dark hours of oppression we encounter. In our faithlessness, remind us of Your faithfulness. Let us rest in You with the confidence You alone can give.