Our world today seems to be filled with a constant onslaught of drama. There are opportunities everywhere to embrace grumbling, fear, anger, anxiety…to be offended, shaken, frustrated, hopeless, depressed. Encouraging, right?
Thankfully, Philippians 3:20 tells us that as followers of Christ, our citizenship is in heaven and this psalm reminds us that God is with us, helping us while we are here. No matter how unsettling things may seem, God is unshaken and we are His people. When I think about folks I know who seem to consistently be filled with the peace of God, I notice something that stands out. They stay focused on Jesus and the works He has for them each day. They’re task-oriented to God’s call on their lives and they don’t get drawn into the muck of the world.
Father, teach us to be still and know Your presence in a world that is continually stressed and changing. You are unchanging and You are our Anchor and our Hope.