Relying on God When It Seems as if the World Is Out of Control

Relying on God When It Seems as if the World Is Out of Control

February 6

Read: PSALM 10:1-4

The psalmist saw his world out of control and cried out, “Why, LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” (v. 1, NIV). We might think the same thing as we look at the world we live in with its moral decay, hurricanes, earthquakes, wars and rumors of war, political and religious corruption, drugs in our communities, and killing in our schools.

While it might seem that the world is out of control and that God is asleep, God is still in control of everything. We are blessed to know that while we are in this sin-sick world, we are not of this world. We can rejoice that we have another citizenship. “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20, NIV). We thank God that he has a better place prepared for us.

Lord, we thank you that one day you are coming back to take your children to your heavenly home. AMEN.

About the Author

(1935–2020) Melvin Dillard Sr., along with his wife, Vergie, were the first African American commissioned missionaries in the Covenant. Commissioned in 1996, they served in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Zaire) for six months until they had to be evacuated amid violence. People Melvin led to the Lord trained to become long-term pastors and leaders in the Congo Covenant Church. He wrote the following devotionals for the Home Altar in March 2007.

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