This morning, I binged on the news. This is toxic for a person diagnosed with a generalized anxiety disorder, and predictably, I triggered my anxiety. I began to dwell on how twisted the wider world is becoming, and how little I, as one individual, can do about it. The dreaded feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness began to overwhelm me.

I tried to distract myself; I tried to focus on what matters to me most in life, but it is hard to ignore the chaos of the world, and to not obsessively worry about how it will impact me and those I love. I am always afraid of having a watershed moment where everything good in my life falls apart. If that happens, what will I live for then?

The world has been shaken. I cannot trust in governments or in the false security of the lifestyle I am used to living. Institutions and circumstances are fallible and changeable. One thing is clear: I need a new foundation for peace.

In Psalm 2, The nations gather to war in futility, and at the end of verse 6, the Lord’s sovereignty is reaffirmed. Today I choose to rest on this. In an increasingly unstable world, it is time for me to return to my Bedrock: my Lord’s Word.

1Why are the nations so angry?
    Why do they waste their time with futile plans?
The kings of the earth prepare for battle;
    the rulers plot together
against the Lord
    and against his anointed one.
“Let us break their chains,” they cry,
    “and free ourselves from slavery to God.”
But the one who rules in heaven laughs.
    The Lord scoffs at them.
Then in anger he rebukes them,
    terrifying them with his fierce fury.
For the Lord declares, “I have placed my chosen king on the throne
    in Jerusalem, on my holy mountain.”

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