During this seemingly endless tumultuous period and the raging chaos in our Country, here are a few scriptures that I believe we can meditate upon to help us as we try to endure and persevere through these times of uncertainty:
Psalm 1: Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked (ungodly), nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scoffers (scornful); but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree, planted by the channels (streams/rivers) of water, which brings forth its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither; and he prospers in all that he does. The ungodly (wicked) are not so, but are like chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore, the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation (assembly) of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
Psalm 2: Why do the nations rage and the people plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us tear (break) their bonds (fetters) apart and cast away their cords from us.’ He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the LORD scoffs at them (holds them in derision). Then He will speak to them in His wrath (anger), and terrify them in His fury, saying…‘I have installed My King on My holy hill of Zion”…Serve (worship) the LORD with reverence (fear), and rejoice with trembling…
Psalm 11: In the LORD I put my trust (take refuge)…The wicked bend their bow; they make ready their arrow on the string that they may shoot secretly (in darkness) at the upright in heart…the LORD’s throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons (children) of men. The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, but the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. Upon the wicked He will rain coals (of fire); fire and brimstone and a burning wind will be the portion of their cup. For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; the upright will behold His face.
Romans 13:1-3: Let every person (soul) be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God…and whoever resists…will bring (receive) judgment (condemnation) on themselves…for it (authority) is a minister of God for good…for he is God’s servant…an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the one(s) who practice(s) evil…Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath, but for conscience’ sake…
Phil 2:7&8: (He)…emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
1st John 1:7: but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
While it is true that we have a responsibility to God to be good citizens of our Country, we must never forget that FIRST AND FOREMOST we are citizens of the KINGDOM OF GOD! God will take care of us - His children - as long as we continue to put our unwavering trust in Him. We will be all right no matter what happens here!