- A world that seems to be incessantly on the brink of war.
- Thousands upon thousands of unborn children murdered annually.
- Christians brutally persecuted for their faith.
- Rampant disease.
- Massive flooding.
- A world market that appears to be on the verge of collapse.
I am sure you have observed many, many other events of this nature. Let me ask you something. As we live in the midst of times such as these, to whom or what will we place our faith? In our daily quiet time today, Darlene and I talked about God's steadfast presence in our lives. We realized that no matter what our circumstances portray to us, God is there steadily, purposefully working everything out.
Psalm 146:1-10 confronts me with a very important question: In whom or what will I place my faith?
Psalm 146:1–10 (ESV)
1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. 3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. 4 When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. 5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, 6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; 7 who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free; 8 the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. 9 The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. 10 The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord!