For two weeks, I was rarely exposed to the noise of a TV, the cacophony of rhetoric out of Washington, the negative, the fake. The Senators Foghorn Leghorn, who love the sound of their own voice were a distant memory. The local news channels fighting for a scoop and reporting stories with equally irresponsible journalism, was nowhere to be found.
Since returning home, the news has returned, but I’ve turned a deaf ear to it. I only have one good ear anyway. We can tune out all the ugliness of the political scene. We can ignore the state of the world and the hotspots erupting all around it. We can even cocoon ourselves from all of it by turning inward, but there is too much which needs to be fixed and the ugliness of that truth always rears its ugly head.
So what do we do when all the prattle becomes too much? What do we do when we can’t do anything about it? Why do we feel we have to be the ones to fix it?
So many minds are still focused on an election which has been over for six months. Too many have stored up anger which will go on for months and even into years. The topsy- turviness of our world has caused many to despair, give up and even cave to anxiety.
If anything is going to change in this world, there needs to be a return to the One who created it. God is longing to hear from us. He wants us to ask for His help. He is the only One who can provide it. We can’t suppress the anger that has overtaken our country, but He can. Too many have forgotten how to do that. We’ve lost sight of the power of prayer – especially when more than a few are praying for the same result.
If you’re tired of yucky news, if you feel cheated or lost by what’s going on in the world, if you want to retreat to a desert island forever, turn it over to God. He has it all mapped out. His plan is sure. He will not disappoint us. He loves us. PRAY!