Monday, June 13, 2016

The Providence of Almighty God

Sunset on Lavender Field courtesy of Eileen DeCamp
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27 RSV

These are the words of our Savior, Jesus Christ. What a beautiful promise to cling to in the midst of troubling times.  I need to read this often.  And what led me to meditate on this?
I admit I am one of the vast majority of Americans who harbor serious reservations about our presidential prospects.  In fact, I’ve fretted over it for months and frankly fear disaster in November.  I’ve read insightful political commentaries about those who are “looking for a savior.”  But, we must remember ,that indeed, there is only one.

The powers of worldly dominion are unconscious of God, are they not?  Or, they are blatantly defiant of God.  Do they care a whit about what God thinks about most matters?  And yet, we look to them.  So much of our security and peace of mind is based on the civilized life we live, apart from our faith in God.  Should it not be the other way around?

God is Almighty. He is working out His plans.  Do we trust Him?

Christ trusted in the will of His Father and submitted to the providential order of God.

Consider when He stood face to face with Pilate.

Pilate therefore said to him, “You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify you?” Jesus answered him, “You would have no power over me unless it had been given you from above…” John 19:10-11a

When I read those words of Scripture the other day, I had to meditate on Jesus’ words. His words are TRUTH.  I thought of the providential order of God behind everything.  I wondered if I have come face to face with that reality.  The rest might be little more than a farce on the world’s stage that creates chaos in our lives.  We must go on with God, rooted and grounded in Him in spite of the chaos.  God’s kingdom is not of this world.

But we need to also continue in prayer, remembering Timothy’s words concerning intercessory prayer for ecclesiastical and government leaders (See Timothy 2:1-7).

And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. Psalm 39:7 KJV

Photo Courtesy of Eileen DeCamp

Thank you for visiting Write Moments with God.  I hope you have found a bit of encouragement to strengthen your heart.  Feel free to share your thoughts. Take His peace.