Verses 16 and 18: No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strenth…But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love…
Lately I’ve made several threats to leave social media until after the election in November. I’m so tired of the mudslinging between candidates, parties, liberals and conservatives, and people who claim to be “friends.” Even worse are those who post things like “Jesus was a Socialist” or “America was never a “Christian” national , so Christians should stop their whining and stay put of it.” Insert long, heavy, loud sigh here.
So today’s Psalm from the lectionary brings me perspective, hope, and comfort. If the Lord has his eyes on those who fear and put their hope in Him and his unfailing love, then the outcome of the election, while significant for our country, will far less so for me personally. My hope is on the Lord. Period. The Psalmist puts it all into perspective: God is not for or against nations. He is for those who love, honor and obey him.
The mudslinging will continue, and “friends” will un-friend eachother, but God, our help, our strength, will look after his people where they are in the world.