I’ve been trying to remain silent about all the hoopla over our president and the slings and arrows flying in his direction. All of these diversion tactics draw us away from the truth in the form of fake news, insane attempts at comedy, making fun of him, pulling no punches when it comes to his family or his lifestyle. In my opinion, it’s nothing more than pure and simple bullying – the one thing that liberals are good at.
So here I am again – after vowing to put on a happy face – screaming, ranting and spewing words of anger and rage. I never should have tuned into the news. I should steer clear of the internet. I should just hide under my pillow with my happy face having no effect on anyone.
The truth is, we can’t hide from the horrid things going on in our world and in our own country. The atrocities occurring around the world are countless. People seriously are starving to death, being forced to deny their beliefs, living in squalor, poverty or addiction, being sold into sex trafficking and losing lives as martyrs. These aren’t pleasant things to witness, but they are the truth of our world today. Instead what is being focused on?
A comedian, trying to gain public attention, holds the head of a decapitated image of the leader of the free world, simply to get a laugh. The president makes a typo in one of his tweets and the press is all over it. All of us has done so, but we don’t see headlines about it.
A bus full of Coptic Christians in Egypt is destroyed because those within it won’t deny their faith in Christ. ISIS claims responsibility. This story takes second place to the comedian. A jury in Minnesota is being selected to prove that a cop acted in self defense and the media focuses on a video taken by the victim’s girlfriend. We don’t know how this will turn out, but why bias those who will judge him before he even goes to trial?
Our world has gone mad and these are just a few examples of the craziness. This insanity can only be overcome by the consistency of One. God has never changed in regard to what He expects from us. He demands our obedience and respect and as a true Father, also loves us unconditionally in spite of all our madness.
The diversions of this world should never give way to the truth of God and His Holy Word. Madness feeds on untruths or flashy headlines. When we allow it to overtake us, we are allowing it to fester. We get angry, we lose sight of the important things and many times succumb to the insanity.
1 Timothy 3:1-5 “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”
I feel better now!