It feels like an onslaught of hard, confusing, threatening things have bombarded our world. What we want and what we believe is right is seemingly about to be torn out of our grasp. We begin to feel pushed down and become angry, fearful or depressed. We wonder in such trying times what can be done and what can we do?
What Can be Done?
When dominated pushed down and overpowered
Enthusiasm is cooled down and desires are soured.
Dreams vanish in the cloud filled day.
Words hard to hear are too hard to process and cast away.
Like bullies on the playground terrorizes the terrified,
Constant is the onslaught to keep fears alive.
Like the cold breath of winter curls soft petals and they die,
In the new environment they are not encouraged to survive.
Troubling woes and predictions with convictions heavy stance,
Weight down the spirit so it will not sing or dance.
What can be done in the world’s hard times?
How can peace, joy, hope, and faith again surface in heart and mind?
With praise, prayer and the Word positive and true;
Lift them up and Gods lifts you to victoriously in your environment move.
Listen to the sweet sounds of assurance… God is in control.
Heed words of faith, and wisdom that uplifts your soul.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you,
to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.
Ye shall not fear them: for the Lord your God he shall fight for you.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper;
and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.