The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward. But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
It seems each day you turn on the computer or television to watch the news that the noise just continues to get louder and louder. The false information and echos of hatred have done their best to silence truth. There are times if we are not careful that the tsunami of this age and its high pitched scream can pull us in and before we know it we are being carried off into a place we did not plan on going.
This is a real war and the more we stop to consider that fact, the better equipped we will be to face the poison that the enemy is slowly dropping into the hearts of those who inhabit the earth.
While things change, and the darkness increases across the globe, we may find ourselves asking, “Who can I trust?”, “How can I begin to filter truth through all this noise?”, “Is it possible to have clarity in these times?”
I am convinced with all my heart that clarity is possible but only to the one who has made the Lord their refuge…not in word only, but in reality.
Psalm 19 tells us that the law of the Lord, is perfect. In that law, we have everything we need to face any day because that Word brings life, light and truth to any moment.
While we cannot trust social media, the news, or the latest video posted for our great new revelation, we can trust in the unfailing Word and promises of God.
There is a Word that is trustworthy. Run to it!!
We need to give careful thought to our ways. What am I running to? Am I running to the online noise to speak to my moment? If I am, the noise will lead me. I will have confusion and hate as part of my output.
The call of the believer is not to become like the world around them but to be true to the Gospel in the midst of any culture. The Gospel brings clarity. When we run to the Word, we can have an assurance and a clear mind in a world gone mad. We need to not walk carefully but run with intensity to this Word. It is truly a matter of life and death.
There is a Word that gives light. Discern with it!
His Word gives light. It gives us the ability to discern and see things for what they are. With this Word we can see the schemes of the enemy. We can lay a situation beside the Word and the light reveals what it really is. What is unfolding in our world may be changing daily but if we lay the events of the earth beside the Word that gives light we can truly discern what is going on. We cannot do this by listening to the noise, but rather by listening to the Word and placing all things beside the Word which is truth.
If I want clarity in these times, I must discern the times we are in and live out of that reality rather than out of the chaos.
There is a Word that brings true peace. Love it!
Pslam 119:165 tells us that the person who loves the law of God will have peace, and will not be someone you can offend. Again, we live in a time when creating offence is as easy as putting out the wrong hashtag in support (or not) of a movement. People are offended for everything. Literally. The Word is clear that there is a solution to not becoming someone who jumps on the hate wagon and offence train. Love the Word. Love it…more than you love anything. Love it more than you love your opinion. Love it more than you love the world, your side, being right….love it!! This too brings clarity. When I love His Word more than anything, I put everything in perspective based upon this Word and realize nothing is worth compromising my heart or relationship with God for. He is truly the most precious of all I have. I want nothing stopping an open connection between He and I.
May God raise up in this hour vessels who operate in clarity in these times.
May He find sons and daughters running to His Word, discerning by His Word, and free of offence because they love His Word.