Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth – he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do, No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep the alive in famine.
We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.Psalm 33:12-22
I opened my Bible tonight, and I turned to Psalm 33 and read beginning with verse 12. Then, “From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth – he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.”
And then I wondered. What does God see when he looks down on this broken world? Nothing is hidden from him. He sees the deception and hatred that spews from our mouths and that is shared on social media. We are a hot mess! It makes me sad.
Let’s move on from the hatred we’ve harbored in our hearts and begin to see the love that’s in the world. I want to challenge you to go without putting down anyone or criticizing them for something they’ve done in the past. We all make mistakes. We all sin. But God gives us grace. Why can’t we give a little grace to each other.
Put the politics behind us. Turn off the 24/7 banter. I refuse to even read a post that bashes anyone. I’m over it!
Let’s choose to forgive and to do something nice for your fellow man, your neighbor. Let God see a new thing when he looks down on mankind. Let him see that we still know that he is good and he wants us to begin the road to healing. It starts with you and me.
Peace and grace to you all.