It is easy to forget that God literally holds the earth in its foundation. Men sometimes act as if they are in control and have everything figured out; but, then God chuckles and says–“You get that I hold the world in place, right?” Man’s need to feel like he is in control has always been a sticking point with God. He reminds us that we never have the right or even the reason to raise our fists and shake them in defiance to him.
Control is such an illusion. On any given day, a change in weather, a change in health or financial condition can take our status quo life, and unhinge it–right before our eyes. The media has done a great job of reminding us that we cannot count on our own efforts to dictate the outcome of our lives.
God reminds us that he is in control. He gives life and takes it. He tells those that would defy him and try to undermine him–don’t! First, you are not ever going to take control; and second, you just look silly! The right approach is simply to seek God and allow him to be the boss. As one allows God to lead, and waits patiently for God’s direction–that person enjoys the peace of not having to rest the world on his shoulders. We are called to simply trust him, follow him and allow him to complete the plan he has started in our lives.
God Bless You
We thank you, O God!
We give thanks because you are near.
People everywhere tell of your wonderful deeds.
2 God says, “At the time I have planned,
I will bring justice against the wicked.
3 When the earth quakes and its people live in turmoil,
I am the one who keeps its foundations firm. Interlude
4 “I warned the proud, ‘Stop your boasting!’
I told the wicked, ‘Don’t raise your fists!
5 Don’t raise your fists in defiance at the heavens
or speak with such arrogance.’”
6 For no one on earth—from east or west,
or even from the wilderness—
should raise a defiant fist.
7 It is God alone who judges;
he decides who will rise and who will fall.
8 For the Lord holds a cup in his hand
that is full of foaming wine mixed with spices.
He pours out the wine in judgment,
and all the wicked must drink it,
draining it to the dregs.
9 But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10 For God says, “I will break the strength of the wicked,
but I will increase the power of the godly.”