World Affairs — A LifeWords Devotion - Hope 103.2

World Affairs — A LifeWords Devotion

Some people have just about given up following the news.

By David ReayWednesday 23 Nov 2022LifeWords DevotionalsDevotionsReading Time: 2 minutes

Some people have just about given up following the news. Too many disasters, too much injustice, too few examples of inspiring, positive leadership. That is understandable, though it is not helpful to bury our heads in the sand and ignore what is happening around us. But we can feel overwhelmed at times and reasonably seek to ration our dose of daily news.

A Christian response to this is twofold. One is that we don’t give up on this world and simply wring our hands in despair. We may not be able to put all things right, but in our own individual way we can make some difference. We can’t do much to change the world at large, but we can make some changes in our own small worlds. We can be examples of what it is to live under God’s rule.

The other response is to realise that God will have the last word. Think of a school playground where the children are fighting and squabbling. Things seem out of control. But the principal is looking out the window and will put an end to that chaos as the one who is ultimately in charge.

Our problem is that the one in charge of our world does not seem to quickly intervene. He lets the inhabitants of his world get away with their wrongdoing. He seems to have lost sight of what is going on. However, he will have the final say in his own good time. One day he will call “time” on this present age, and the apparently absent ruler will be unmistakeably present.