It’s not exacerbating to say we have crises with many of our major institutions. This post is not the place for a major expose, but let me just mention a few to make my point.
Business: Enron and the sub-prime mortgage debacle; Media: MSNBC, FOXNews, HuffPost & Daily Caller (Yes, now all sides can be upset, but in my opinion neither of those sources can be relied for anything close to accuracy.); Politicians: I don’t even have to mention names; Religion: clergy scandals and inter-religious violence; Education: Poorly educating public school and skyrocketing higher education costs.
I think my point is made. But the response it tricky – it is not to become an ostrich or total naysayer. It is to continue to slog through these and make our parts of them decent AND every step of the way to turn to God’s abiding presence in even the darkest of situations. God walks with us, but sometimes we are too pre-occupied with trying to solve the problems on our own and are narcissistically self-absorbed to notice and listen and take comfort in God’s nearness.
Take ten minutes take and just quietly tell God how much you are counting on him. Listen to him tell you he’ll be there for you.
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Even now, says the LORD,
return to me with your whole heart
for I am gracious and merciful.