December 31, 2020

God Was in Charge

If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my misery.
Ps. 119:92
I tend to think of God's "law" as the rules and regulations I read in the Bible. But even a cursory reading of Psalm 119 causes me to re-think this. Here, I am led to think of God's law as something much more beautiful and infinitely grander. In this, the Bible's longest chapter, God's law is that which reflects God's wisdom and divine order—all the ways, both visible and invisible, that creation was brought forth and is sustained.

So what a perfect verse to meditate on as 2020 comes to an end. The disorder, death, and hatred I experienced were more than enough to bring me down. But through it all, I knew that somehow God was in charge. Disorder could not fall to chaos; death did not conquer life; hatred would never prevail over love. God's will cannot be thwarted, nor can God's law be brought down. Meditating on all the ways God is present, and all the times faithful people have been delivered from their difficulties, reïnforced my faith that God would see me through. 

My prayer is that others might know the assurance of God's power, God's love, and God's wisdom, even—no, especially—during the worst of times. 

You have brought me, Gracious God, through the year. Accept my deep and loving thanks. I trust you for what you have withheld as I bless you for what you have given. May goodness and mercy bring me to the many mansions you have prepared, and may you be near me until the end; in the Name of your Son Jesus Christ, who taught me to pray: Our Father...

2 comments:

  1. Happy New Year from Nate and Peggy!
    So happy that you came in to our lives!
    You are certainly meant to be a pastor.
    All the best with your New Year resolution!

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