Yesterday was one of them.
I learned about the Vegas shooting after I wrote the morning prayer prompt and like so many, I wondered how on earth someone could do something like that.
Honestly, I’m not going to spend time today writing about the shooting, or Tom Petty’s unexpected death and the conflicting reports that caused so much confusion.
Plenty of other people are, and other than encouraging you to pray for those impacted by the tragedy and loss, I don’t have anything to add to what is already being said.
But what God has impressed on my heart this morning is this – no matter how big the headline or shocking the news report, He’s needs to be my go-to source for when I need comfort, confidence, strength, wisdom, compassion, truth, faith, peace, rest, protection, direction, and every other conceivable need under the sun.
Because He has offered it all through His Son.
Philippians 4:19 says, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
How amazing is that truth??
When we need answers, we need to turn to the Bible.
While it may not clarify confusing and erroneous news reports, it offers clarity.
Jesus has told us to come to Him (Matthew 11:28) and we know He cares about every situation (1 Peter 5:7).
There isn’t any situation that God’s word can’t address (Isaiah 40:8).
So today, as you try to filter out the truth from opinions and speculation in the world news, know that the only source for truth comes from God Himself and that He alone can provide.
We won’t understand why He allows bad things to happen, but we know He brings good from bad (Romans 8:28).
Today, as you pray, thank God for being reliable in a world that is so unreliable.
Thank Him that no matter what happens, He is constant and He is perfect.
Let Him know what you need and trust Him to provide.
Thank Him that you don’t have to stand up through it all, but thanks to Jesus’, you can kneel before Him and offer your praise, prayers, requests; and He hears them all!