It’s usually easy to spot them, with their little grains of truth blown up into widespread phobia.
But once in a while, I’ll read something with just a little too much possibility in it, and there I go, down the rabbit trail of fear.
That happened last week, and I got lost in it for a little while. Some of what I read was true. Some of it could be.
But looking back, most of it did nothing but inspire me to fear. Knowing that’s not of the Lord, I stepped away from a buffet of articles, and I prayed.
Lord, what do I need to know, and what am I better off walking away from?
Because the theories will always be there. Because sometimes it feels like the world is going to blow up soon. Because sometimes the best thing we can do is shift our focus.
Because always, the best thing we can do is trust in God.
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters… (Psalm 24:1-2)
This beautiful psalm looks forward to a day in the future, after Jesus returns to earth and deals with his enemies. He’s marching into Jerusalem, beginning His reign there as King of kings and Lord of lords.
The announcement begins–
Everyone and everything belong to Him. Why? He’s the One who created it all!
“He’s the One who pushed back oceans to let the dry ground appear, planting firm foundations for the earth.” ~Psalms, Poetry on Fire (Passion Translation)
Friends, there will be a day like this. Jesus will come back to claim what belongs to Him.
All will be in awe of Him. This is one thing we can count on.
The next few verses explain what kind of people have the privilege of entering the kingdom of God. They have clean hands and pure hearts.
They are people who seek God’s face, who have received God’s grace.
Now the procession arrives at the gate of the city, and one of the leaders calls out to the watchmen at the city gates.
Lift up your heads, O you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty–he is the King of glory. (Psalm 24:9-10)
There are so many unknowns in this world, but let’s focus on what IS known. We know who is the King of glory, that He’s coming again, and that even now, He will enter the gates of our hearts.
Has the King of glory entered your heart? Have you lifted you head to see Him?
The King of glory has entered my heart, and knowing Him is my greatest pleasure. I want to seek the Lord day after day, because He’s proven Himself real to me. I know that I know that I know that I can trust Him, that He is good.
Does He reign in your heart also? One day, He will reign on the earth as King of kings. Today, let Him reign in you as Lord of lords. Let Him be your salvation, your rescue, your hope, your joy.
In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. Psalm 25:1