The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. (Ps. 24:1)
While sitting in a CeCe Winans concert recently, I was struck by a singular statement she made about God when introducing a song: “He’s not nervous about what is taking place next.”
The condition of our fragile world, trying to climb out of a worldwide pandemic, and facing war on the front-page news causes most of us to worry. There’s a lingering possibility that another round of the virus will send us back into isolation. The tug-of-war among nations threatens to pull the world into their dispute. And the economic repercussions of both are continually lurking nearby. So, worry is one thing that’s not in short supply.
Psalm 24 gives us the answer for worry: the Lord Almighty. He alone owns everything and everyone. He’s creator of all. God’s strength and might have been proven time and time again—not just on Israel’s behalf, but on ours too. When we seek him, there’s blessing, and the Lord protects and keeps us safe in his care.
While the world stage seems ready to collapse, we can rest in God’s strength. Our God is trustworthy and faithful to save. Take courage and open wide the gates of your heart. Welcome the Lord Almighty in! Bring him your life’s worries and the world’s concerns and lean into God. He’s aware of what’s happening, and he’s not nervous about a thing.
Let go of your worries today and rest in the salvation of God.
Angela Alvarado serves as the assistant editor for the Communication and Administration Division of The Wesleyan Church. She is a graduate of Wesley Seminary, Marion, Indiana.
© 2023 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.